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In the Footsteps of Galileo

November 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Observe Jupiter just as Galileo did in the early 1600’s. Will you arrive at the same startling conclusions that rocked the world as he did?

After an indoor presentation and activity we will take our telescopes outside (weather permitting) and share stellar views of Jupiter’s Galilean moons, Saturn’s icy rings, and a first quarter Moon as they parade across the southern sky.

Your travel guide to the solar system is Bob Reichman. As an informal astronomy educator, he visits schools, libraries and science centers edutaining audiences and sharing telescopic views of the Sun and night sky. “Ranger Bob” is a speaker and telescope wrangler at Acadia National Park’s annual Night Sky Festival and is currently on a deep space mission working with a consortium of the Girl Scouts, NASA, SETI and the Astronomy Society of the Pacific.

This event will take place on either Friday, November 12th OR Saturday, November 13th. Participants will be notified of the date selected by November 10th, based on the most favorable forecast. Plan to keep BOTH dates open when you register. This is a rain or shine event; the indoor activity will take place even if skies are not clear for viewing.

This program is suitable for adults and families with children in grade 3 or above. Be sure to dress warmly!

If you have any difficulty with the registration process, please let us know so we can help! Contact us at info@njsoc.org.

The Friends of the New Jersey School of Conservation is a U.S. tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. When NJSOC closed in July 2020, the Friends launched a campaign to save it. This ultimately led to negotiations with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, owners of NJSOC, to obtain an interim management agreement for the School. This agreement was finalized in April 2021, and the Friends of NJSOC are proud to offer limited programming at NJSOC with the help of dedicated and talented volunteers. We are pleased to register you for one of our programs!


November 12, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


NJ School of Conservation
1 Wapalanne Road
Sandyston, 07826 United States
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The Friends of NJSOC