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

  • September 17, 2015
    Middletown Library

    Thurs. 9/17/20157 - 9:00PMWe will set up our equipment  in the parking lot at the rear of the building.Sunset 7:01..dark 8:33.4 day old moon(very nice)..19%lit and sets at 9:25pm Saturn will be low in the west Constellations: Ursa Major Ursa Minor Cassiopeia Summer triangle Hercules    

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