UACNJ Symposium

Jenny JumpAnnual Astronomy Symposium
September 26, 2015
A special event at the UACNJ facility in Jenny Jump State Forest, Hope, NJ

Indoor events will take place rain or shine.
All observing subject to weather conditions.

Solar Telescope Observing, Chris Callie, NWJAA
1:00 PM
Welcome to Jenny Jump State Forest and UACNJ, Ernie Kabert, Park Superintendent and Diane Jeffer, UACNJ President, NWJAA
1:30 PM
A Tourist in the Universe, Karl Hricko, AAI, NWJAA
2:30 PM
Intro to the Geology & Physiography of NJ, Joseph Molnar, MMAS
3:30 PM
Eclipses and Occultations, Gregg Waldron, NWJAA
4:30 PM
How the Sun’s Surface Affects Earth’s Surface, Dr. Andrew Gerard, NJIT
5:30 to 7:00 PM
Food available for purchase
5:30 to 6:00 PM
Tour of the Observatory, Bill Eberly, MMAS
5:30 to 7:00 PM
Saving Hubble, documentary film by David Gaynes
7:00 PM
The Human Side of the Hubble Story, David Gaynes, documentary filmmaker
8:00 PM
Public Night at UACNJ Observatory, (regularly scheduled free event), Photography in Astronomy, Stan Honda, AAA
9:00 PM to Midnight
Star Party

Suggested donation will be collected onsite: $20 per adult and $10 per child under 12.
For more information, please visit or write to

Bring your own telescope or binoculars – or look through ours. Join us for a free program at our facilities in Jenny Jump State Forest every Saturday evening. Our free Saturday evening programs begin at 8:00 PM. Following a lecture on an astronomy-related topic, the public is invited to view the night sky (weather permitting) through our telescopes until 10:30 PM.

Programs and speakers for September and October:
9/5/2015 What’s up in the September Sky? Lonny Buinis, RVCC
9/12/2015 Multicultural Look at the Sky Sean Post, NWJAA
9/19/2015 Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances Mark Phillips, NWJAA
9/26/2015 Photography in Astronomy Stan Honda, AAA
10/3/2015 What’s up in the October Sky? Lonny Buinis, RVCC
10/10/2015 Mars: From Canals to Curiosity & Beyond Gary DeLeo, Lehigh U.
10/17/2015 Telescopes for Amateurs Bill Murray, AAAP
10/24/2015 Let’s Live in Space Karl Hricko, AAI,NWJAA
10/31/2015 What’s Up in the Winter Sky? Lonny Buinis, RVCC

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