Listed below are local Observatories, Planetariums and Clubs.

Observatories in New Jersey

By County


(Click on the name to go to their website and find the hours of operation.)


  Bergen         William D. McDowell Observatory - 3 De Korte Park Plz, Lyndhurst

                       Emil Buehler Trust Observatory - 400 Paramus Road Paramus, NJ


  Essex           North Jersey Astronomical Group - Montclair State University - Montclair


  Hunterdon   New Jersey Astronomical Association Voorhees State Park - Glen Gardner


  Mercer         Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton, Inc. - Washington-Crossing Park, Titusville

                       Peyton Observatory Princeton University - Princeton


  Middlesex   Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Obs (Rutgers Serin Physics Lab) - Piscataway

  Morris         Sheep Hill Astronomical Association - Boonton

  Union          Amateur Astronomers Inc. - Union County College - Cranford


  Warren        United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, Inc. - Jenny Jump State Forest -  near Hope



Planetariums in New Jersey

By County

Essex           Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss - Newark Museum - Newark   (Dome: 23ft   Seating: 50)


Gloucester   Fredric and Jean Edelman - Rowan University - Glassboro  (Dome: 40ft   Seating: 102)


Hudson        Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium - Liberty Science Center - Jersey City (Dome: 89ft   Seating: 400)


Mercer          Paul S. Hiack - The College of New Jersey - Ewing  (Dome: 30ft   Seating: 48)

                      New Jersey State Museum  - Trenton  (Dome: 40ft   Seating: 149)


Morris           Longo Planetarium - County College of Morris - Randolph  (Dome: 33ft   Seating: 91)


Ocean           Robert J. Novins Planetarium - Ocean County College - Toms River  (Dome: 40ft   Seating: 118)


Somerset      Raritan Valley Community College - Branchburg  (Dome: 39ft   Seating: 100)

Astronomy Clubs local to New Jersey

By County

Atlantic        South Jersey Astronomy Club - Egg Harbor Township   (Atlantic Cty Library Branch)


Essex           North Jersey Astronomical Group - Upper Montclair  (Montclair State University)

                     New Jersey Institute of Technology Club - Newark   (need contact info)


Hunterdon   New Jersey Astronomical Association - High Bridge  (Voorhees State Park)


Mercer         Amateur Astronomers Assoc of Princeton - Hopewell Township


Middlesex   Rutgers Astronomical Society - Piscataway


Monmouth   Society of Telescopy, Astronomy, and Radio - Lincroft


Morris          Morris Museum Astronomical Society - Morristown   (Morris Museum)

                     Sheep Hill Astronomical Association - Booton

                     Skyland Stargazers - Morris


Ocean          Astronomical Society of the Toms River Area  - Toms River   (Ocean Cty College)


Somerset    Franklin Township Astronomy Club  - Franklin Township


Sussex        Sterling Hill Astronomy Group - Ogdensburg   (Sterling Hill Mining Museum)



Union          Amateur Astronomers Inc. - Cranford  (Union County College)


Warren      North West Jersey Amateur Astronomers - Blairstown

                  United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey - Hope   (Jenny Jump State Forest)   

                  Tatem Observatory Outreach Group - Medford

                          (YMCA Camp Ockanican)


New York    Amateur Astronomers Association of NY - New York, NY

                    Columbia University Astronomy Outreach  - New York, NY     


                    NYSkies Astronomy Inc - New York, NY
                    Rockland Astronomy Club - Suffern, NY


Pennsylvania    Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association - Ambler, PA 

                                                                                            (Upper Dublin Lutheran Church)

                           Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society  - Allentown, PA

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