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

February 5, 2015
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

  • February 5, 2015
    Monmouth Museum

    STAR member Dave Britz will present a talk on the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory.  The lab employs a rotating furnace to make mirrors as large as 8.4 meters, with focal ratios of f/1.25 to f/1.14.

  • February 20, 2015
    Dorbrook Recreation Area

    Observing session at Dorbrook.  Friday February 20.  Sunset 5:37, end civil twilight 6:05.  Moon waxing crescent 4%.  Moon Venus Mars very close.

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.

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