Telescope Raffle Winners

  • 2016 - Dana Campana, Blairstown, NJ
  • 2015 - Matthew Sharo, Washington, NJ
  • 2014 - Christian Blakely, Newton, NJ
  • 2013 - Connie Nathanson, Long Branch, NJ
  • 2012 - Adam Cassano, Dover, NJ
  • 2011 - Chris Lund, Staten Island, NY


Dark Sky Awards

2014Schindler Elevator
2009Mayor Lou Lanzerotti and Harding Townshipfor the recently installed full cut-off, night sky friendly lighting at the town hall, library, and skating rink in the township.
2008Nic Platt, developer of Hartley Farms in New Vernonvery aggressive and considerate good-lighting code that all homes in the development must adhere to
2007Boonton Walmartin recognition of the full cutoff lighting that was installed when they renovated the abandoned E. F. Drew chemical refining site at the base of Sheep Hill for their Boonton store


Donations

We, of course, owe much to the many UACNJ and member club amateurs who have dedicated their time and often money to the many projects that we always have ongoing. We could not survive without this continual cooperation. However, there are some people we would like to recognize for their special contributions.
This is a small way of saying "Thanks" to those individuals, organizations and corporations who have shown us their generosity in support of our work, facility and programs over the past few years.
Exxon Corporation Volunteer Involvement Fund and Exxon retiree Don Kruse$500 GrantFor amateur research and educational purposes.
Exxon Corporation Volunteer Involvement Fund and Exxon retirees Mike Luciuk and Don Kruse$2000 GrantThe purchase of a spectrograph for use with the 16-inch telescope housed in the Greenwood Observatory. The equipment will be used for amateur research as well as for educational purposes.
Exxon Corporation Volunteer Involvement Fund and Exxon retirees Mike Luciuk and Don Kruse$2000 GrantThe purchase of audiovisual and display items for our public programs and educational projects including two slide projectors, an overhead projector, screens, and illumination for the new display cases.
Exxon Corporation Volunteer Involvement Fund and Exxon retirees Mike Luciuk and Don Kruse$2000 GrantThese funds are being applied to the purchase of a good set of TeleVue eyepieces, filters, a spectroscope and related equipment for the 16-inch Newtonian telescope in the Greenwood Observatory. The equipment will be used for observational applications and public program use.
The Montclair Telescope ClubKimble-Kennedy 16-inch Newtonian-Cassegrain TelescopeThis instrument, built by the Montclair Telescope Club, won awards at the Stellafane telescope making convention in Springfield, Vermont. It will be installed in the UACNJ research observatory.
Rockland Astronomy Club$500 donationThese funds will be used towards new bunk beds for the observatory.
Exxon Corporation Volunteer Involvement Fund and Exxon retirees Mike Luciuk and Don Kruse$2000 GrantThese funds were used to purchase a CCD imaging camera along with filters and related equipment for use on the telescopes for electronic astronomical imaging and for photometric applications.
Bob Shandor of Phillipsburg, NJFor the use of his heavy earth-moving equipment and persons to run them.This allowed the UACNJ to quickly clear and level the ground in preparation for the five observatory site where there will be three club observatories, a solar observatory and a research observatory.