The North Jersey Astronomical Group (NJAG for short) was formed in 1981 to promote the study and knowledge of the science of astronomy. NJAG is a member of the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey (UACNJ) and the UACNJ's Jenny Jump Observatory consortium.
Benefits of Membership:
Members are entitled to use the Group's telescopic equipment and participate in informal "Star Parties" at local and dark sky sites.
Other members will be glad to share their knowledge with you. Beginners are welcomed and encouraged.
The NJAG sponsors activities for the public, such as weekly telescope sessions and a monthly lecture series in the spring and fall. The NJAG also sponsors special events in celebration of lunar eclipses, bright comets, etc. Since 1981, tens of thousands of people have looked through our telescopes. Weekly stargazing is cosponsored by Montclair State University's Mathematical Sciences and Physics Department.
The Group's business meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00 p.m. at Montclair State University (Richardson Hall, Room 232). These meetings are open to the public and prospective members. Each meeting features light refreshments and a short lecture/slide presentation by an amateur or professional astronomer.
Members recieve discounts on astronomy magazines, books, calendars, and official NJAG T-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats.
All members recieve a free subscription to the Dark Sky Observer, which includes articles, news, and book reviews.
Past excursions include the Fels Planetarium, Stellafane, and the Space Telescope Science Institute.
NORTH JERSEY ASTRONOMICAL GROUP
P.O. Box 1472
Clifton, NJ 07015-1472