Reservations are highly recommended for our weekly programs!
Please see our reservation page for complete details.

Public Programs at Jenny Jump

UACNJ provides free public programs at our Observatory in Jenny Jump State Forest from April through October on Saturday evenings.

An astronomy presentation begins at 8 PM, outside. Please bring your own chairs or blankets - your entire party can claim a spot in our presentation area, so make sure you come early (not before 7:30 ;-) )

Our live presentation is followed by stargazing on the observatory's telescopes until 10:30 PM, weather permitting.

Programs will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather - visitors with reservations will receive an email no later than 3pm on the day of the event if we cancel.

If we cancel the on-site program, we will still live stream on YouTube!

UACNJ is VIRTUALLY open during the Winter!
Check out our new on-line Winter programming!

4/2/2022You Bought a Telescope. Now What? Watch a video of this!Paul Fischer, NWJAA
4/9/2022What Is Overhead at Night During the First Month of Spring? Watch a video of this!Paul Fischer, NWJAA
4/16/2022Anatomy of a Star Watch a video of this!Paul Fischer, NWJAA
4/23/2022Astronomy for Beginners Watch a video of this!Ken Taylor, NWJAA
4/30/2022Taking a Tour Through the Universe Watch a video of this!Karl Hricko, AAI, NWJAA
5/7/2022What's Up in the May Sky? Watch a video of this!Lonny Buinis, RVCC
5/14/2022Throwing light on Black Holes Watch a video of this!Krishnadas Kootale, MMAS
5/21/2022JWT: Past, Present and Future Watch a video of this!Michael Dean Lewis, NASA Ambassador
5/28/2022Space CareersKen Taylor, NWJAA
6/4/2022What's Up in the June Sky?Lonny Buinis, RVCC
6/11/2022Observations of Nova RS Ophiuchi By Slitless SpectroscopyClif Ashcraft, AAI
7/2/2022What's Up in the July Sky?Lonny Buinis, RVCC
7/16/2022Earning Your Scouting Astronomy BadgeSean Post, NWJAA
7/23/2022Life Cycle of StarsWalt Windish, AAI
8/6/2022What's Up in the August Sky?Lonny Buinis, RVCC
8/13/2022The Great Debate in AstronomyMax Watzky, AAI
8/20/2022Citizen Science – How To Get InvolvedKatherine Troche, NASA Solar System Ambassador
8/27/2022Power and Beauty of the UniverseWalt Windish, AAI
9/3/2022What's Up in the September Sky?Lonny Buinis, RVCC
9/10/2022TBAPaul Fischer, NWJAA
10/1/2022What's Up in the October Sky?Lonny Buinis, RVCC

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