Welcome to the New Jersey Astronomical Association
View The Great American Eclipse 2017 With Us
Please be advised that we are SOLD OUT of Eclipse Viewing Glasses and will not have any at the Observatory for purchase or use during the event.
What a visit to our observatory includes:
At 8:30PM on public nights, your visit begins with a welcome by our "Qualified Observers” (QO's) and a brief historical overview of NJAA. This will be followed by a tour of the facility.
On the 4th Saturday from March thru October, there is a guest speaker presentation held at the observatory that begins at 8:30PM and will last approximately one hour. We have seating for approximately 70 people. So be sure to arrive early to ensure a seat. Otherwise it will be standing room only.
After the facilities tour / presentation and depending on the weather conditions, several of our telescopes, including the 26 inch which is the largest public telescope in New Jersey, will be open for observing the night sky.
Should you have questions regarding Astronomy or the purchase & use of amateur telescope equipment, any of the "QO's" on duty, will be most helpful and provide you with the guidance you need.
At 2:00PM on Sunday, your visit begins with a facility tour followed by Solar Viewing through our specially filtered telescopes (weather permitting).
Children are encouraged to visit our Observatory. Note that we do ask that a parent or guardian be present at all times with them.
NJAA is a non-profit volunteer run organization so donations are always appreciated.
New Jersey Astronomical Association
The Paul Robinson Observatory
Buzz Aldrin Astronomical Center
Observatory Road - Voorhees State Park
P.O. Box 214
High Bridge, New Jersey 08829-0214
Have a question ? Click HERE to read answers to questions that we are asked most often.
Click HERE to view our 2017 Public Hours of operation.
Click HERE to view our 2017 Astronomer Presentation Schedule.
Special note: groups of 10 or more must make a reservation request via the "Contact Us" page at least one week in advance of visiting the observatory.
Take A 360 Virtual Tour of Our Night Sky
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Left click and move your mouse to PAN the tour screen.
Mobile devices use motion controls to PAN.