Welcome to South Jersey Astronomy Club

   SJAC serves those with an interest in astronomy throughout all of the southern part of New Jersey and surrounding areas. Here you will find information regarding our public meetings and our upcoming events. Within this site you be able to learn the basics of astronomy, check area weather and find out what's in the evening sky. You will also be able to view and print information about our Spring and Fall Star Parties and regional gatherings for the astronomy enthusiast.

Upcoming SJAC Public Presentations on the August 21st Total Solar Eclipse!

July 22nd, Saturday, Atlantic County Park, Fox Nature Center, Estelle Manor, NJ, 2PM 4PM
July 31st, Monday, Vineland Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, NJ, 6PM 8PM
August 5th, Saturday, Cape May County Library (Main branch), 30 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House, NJ, 2:30 PM 4:30PM
August 14th, Monday, Avalon Public Library, 235 32nd St, Avalon, NJ, 7:30PM 9:30 PM

All of these are FREE and open to the public. We will have eclipse glasses for sale ($2 each, 3 for $5) are each event, while supplies last.
We also plan to have solar observing (after the daytime sessions) and night sky observing (after the evening sessions) - weather permitting.

Please feel free to attend and tell friends, family member and neighbors and encourage those interested to attend.
If you have questions about these events please ask in an email to info@sjac.us


 The next public Skywatch will be held 

7:30p Friday, Sept 15th 2017 at Belleplain State Forest


 Check back for a GO/NOGO weather call     

 Click Here for more info on our Public Sky watches


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The next SJAC monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, August 10th. Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM at Atlantic County Library branch in Egg Harbor Township. The library is located at 1 Swift Ave in Egg Harbor Township just off of Ocean Heights Avenue (county Road 559 alt) between English Creek Avenue & Zion Rd. Click Here for directions.  Monthly meeting are open to the public so, whether you're a club member or just getting started in astronomy, feel free to attend! If you are interested in joining SJAC please click the membership link

SJAC Star Parties
Fall Star Party is scheduled  October 19th - 22nd 2017

Star Parties are designed to give you, the amateur astronomer a place to setup your equipment and share the experience of observing with fellow astronomers.

SJAC does not setup telescopes for the general public.

Click on the Star Party link: http://www.sjac.us/starparty.html for information regarding star parties.
Click Here for More Info 

Upcoming Events

Belleplain State Forest Clear Sky Chart


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