Don't miss the meeting, coming up this week!

October 2, 2014
Monmouth Museum

Welcome to STAR Astronomy

S*T*A*R , the Society of Telescopy, Astronomy, and Radio, is the focal point for amateur astronomy in Monmouth County, NJ, attracting members of all ages, occupations and backgrounds. Founded in 1957, the club holds regular meetings, observing nights, star parties, trips and special activities such as amateur telescope making and assisting local schools, scouts and park systems in conducting public astronomy programs. The club owns several telescopes available to members including a 25” aperture Dobsonian, the largest portable telescope in the tri state area.

S*T*A*R meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month from September to June, at 8 pm at the Monmouth Museum on the campus of Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Directions can be found here. Programs generally consist of lectures and discussions by members or guest speakers on a variety of interesting topics on astronomy. Refreshments are served during the meeting and, weather permitting, a short observing session may occur afterwards.

Everybody is welcome – please come along!   No telescope required!

Upcoming Events

  • October 2, 2014
    Monmouth Museum

    S*T*A*R will meet Thursday, October 2 at Monmouth Museum. The speaker will be S*T*A*R member Gordon Waite of Waite Engineering, who will talk about the new generation of super-fast amateur telescopes (down to f/3), including his new "Renegade" Line. Gordon will also be updating the club on the reconfiguration of the 25" telescope. Stephen Rich has received his shipment of the Observer's Handbook. Those who ordered the handbook should bring $27 to the meeting. Kevin Gallagher will be taking orders for S*T*A*R t-shirts at a price of $26 each.  

Latest Spectrogram

The Spectrogram is the monthly newsletter for S*T*A*R Astronomy. It is published around the beginning of the month, September through June.

  • September Meeting Minutes
  • Water in the Solar System
  • X-Ray Binaries and Pulsars
  • Membership
  • In the Eyepiece