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

  • April 25, 2015

    Holmdel Park Activity Center82 Longstreet Rd.Holmdel, NJ 07733 SETUP:Solar Observing: 7pm Sunset 7:45,  End civil twilight 8:14 p.m.Night observing:  8:15-9:15 PM (approx)Moon(1st Qtr.) transit 7:06 p.m.S*T*A*R Party (ages 8 and up, under 18 with paying adult) Are you and your children fascinated by the night sky? Do you wish you knew what you were looking at and what might be visible? Well than this program is for you.   Under the guidance of a Park System Naturalist and members of a local S*T*A*R Astronomy Club, we will explore the sky together. Please dress for the weather. One 1-Hr Session $12.00 Per Person   Here is the spring directory. Look at page 51:http://monmouthcountyparks.com/spring_directory_2015.pdf    

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.

  • March Meeting Minutes
  • Solar Cycles
  • Dusty Galaxy Structure
  • S*T*A*R Membership
  • In the Eyepiece