PUBLIC TELESCOPE NIGHTS
Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
NOTICE: There is no PTN in the summer. We will resume in the Fall from September 5 to December 12. See you then!
Children are invited too!
Our telescopes cannot see through clouds!
Public Telescope Night will be cancelled if the weather is cloudy, very cold,
or very windy. (It is considered clear if you can see the moon or ten stars clearly.)
- WHEN : 8 - 9 PM, Clear Thursdays:
January 24 to May 2, except March 14 (Spring Break)
7:30 for small kids to see the first quarter Moon on January 24, February 21, March 21, and April 18.
- WHERE: In front of Richardson Hall, a science and mathematics building, just east of the Student Center.
- TO SEE : Constellations, the Moon, planets, star clusters, double stars, nebulae, galaxies, and more.
The Moon will be featured on January 24, February 21, March 21, and April 18.
See Jupiter in January and February.
See Saturn in April and May.
See Orion and the Pleiades January to March.
Another Opportunity for Stargazing: Friday, March 15, from 7:30 to 10 PM to view the wonders of the spring sky
at Riker Hill Art Park in Livingston
with the Newark Museum's Dreyfuss Planetarium staff. CANCELLED DUE TO CLOUDS
Directions to Riker Hill Art Park: Garden State Parkway exit 145 or NJ Turnpike exit 15W, Route 280 west,
exit 4 to Eisenhower Parkway south, go through the traffic light, go across the railroad
tracks and up the hill, turn left onto Beaufort Ave., bear right to continue on
Beaufort Ave., turn left at the sign for "Riker Hill Art Park." At the stop sign go
straight. Bear right at the fork, then park at the top of the hill.
North Jersey Astronomical Group
On February 1, 2007 kindergarten children
Ms. Cahill's class at Bradford School in Montclair
enjoyed a cold telescope night.
On October 2, 2003 and on October 19, 2000 the fifth graders from
Hardyston School came to Public Telescope
Night and had a wonderful experience.