|The Astronomical Society of the Toms River Area|
The Astronomical Society of the Toms River Area (A.S.T.R.A.) is open to individuals who are interested in astronomy and space sciences. Members are of all ages and all levels of experience. Many are novices, some are advanced observers. Beginners are especially welcome.
May 10th, 2013
Date: Friday, 5/10/2013 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The next meeting will be held at the Robert J. Novins Plantarium meeting room located on the Ocean Couty College campus (Bldg. 17 next to parking lot 2).
This meeting will include a 'show and tell' presentation and discussion by ASTRA memebers of their personal telescopes and accessories. If you're interested in learning about astronomy, telescopic observing, and other things space-related, join the amateur astronomers of ASTRA. Interested people of all ages are invited. Snacks will be served for ASTRA members and telescopes will be setup outside for observing after sunset. "Weather Permitting".
Watch the Venus & Jupiter conjunction from May 13th to May 28th!
Look to the west in the northern hemisphere after sunset to observe Venus and Jupiter seperated by only a few degrees. The event will be visible for about 4 hours about 30 minutes after sunset. Venus and Jupiter will move closer together throughout this month and be about 1 degree apart on May 28th. Mercury can also be observed from May 25th to 27th.
Join ASTRA at Jakes Branch County Park on Sat., May 18th!
ASTRA members will setup thier telescopes at Jakes Branch County Park, Double Trouble Road, Beachwood, NJ on Satuarday, May 18th from 7 to 10pm! Come join us near the Nature Center to observe the wonders of the night sky!
Mars 'Curiosity' rover successfully landed on Mars Monday, Aug. 6th!
Check on the rover's progress and view the images taken by the rover cameras anytime on the NASA Science website!
The 'New Horizons' spacecraft is only 6.36 AUs from Pluto!
No longer used
telescopes, parts, and accessories.
Call the ASTRA Hotline at 609-971-3331
We will come and pick-up your used equipment.
"THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT"
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