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UACNJ Debuts 2003 Season

April 02, 2003 (rt23 news) - Hope, NJ, The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey (UACNJ) starts its 2003 season of free public programs with an exciting night sky seminar. "Observing the April Sky" will feature speaker Lonny Buinis from Raritan Valley College. Depending on sky conditions, there will be telescopes and knowledgeable club members to assist the public in viewing the night sky.

The UACNJ provides free public programs from April through October, on Saturday evenings from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m., at which an astronomy presentation is followed by an observing ’Star Party’, weather permitting. All programs are held on-site at the UACNJ Observatory at Jenny Jump State Forest.

The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, Inc. (UACNJ) was formed in 1988 as a loosely associated umbrella networking group for New Jersey area amateur astronomy clubs. The UACNJ itself is not a club, but a consortium of a dozen and a half clubs, united to better help support, coordinate, and communicate ideas between the over 1400 individuals who make astronomy their hobby, in and around the state.

The "UACNJ Observatory at Jenny Jump" is 1100 feet above sea level in Jenny Jump State Forest, near Hope, New Jersey. The site is one of the few dark sky locations left in the state.

The facility has a 16-inch Newtonian telescope in its Greenwood Observatory and maintains an education center with a lecture hall and a modest New Jersey astronomy museum. A research library, sleeping accommodations, meeting room, full bath and kitchen facilities are available for observers.

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Website: The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, Inc. (UACNJ)
April 02, 2003

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