|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.
Date: Friday, 1/13/2017 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The next meeting will be held at the Robert J. Novins Plantarium located on the Ocean Couty College campus (Bldg. 13 next to parking lot 2)
Following the meeting there will be a 'Telescope Workshop' where ASTRA members will assist anyone who needs help setting up or using a newly acquired or out of tune telescope or other astronomical device. Meetings are open to ASTRA members and anyone interested in Astronomy.
Viewing events are always subject to weather conditions. Please check the "Meetings and Star Party Schedule" link button above 2 hours prior to the start time to verify that this event is still scheduled.
Join ASTRA at Jakes Branch County Park on Saturday, January 7th!
Join the members of ASTRA at Jakes Branch County Park, 1100 Double Trouble Road, Beachwood, NJ for a star party on Saturday, Jan.. 7th from 6:00 to 8:00pm!
ASTRA members will set up their telescopes and other astronomuical devices to view the wonders of the night sky! This is a free event open to the public.
Join ASTRA Cloverdale Farms on Satuarday, January 21st!
Join the members of ASTRA at Cloverdale Farms, Dartmouth Boulevard, Barnegat Township, NJ fon Sat., Jan. 21st from 6:00 to 8:00pm!
Comet C/2016 U1 NEOWISE is now visible at dawn!
At its brightest, Comet C/2016 U1 NEOWISE will pass through the constellations Ophiuchus to Serpens Cauda and Sagittarius, and is best visible in the dawn sky 12 degrees from the Sun at maximum brightness.
Mars 'Curiosity' rover continues exploring the Red Planet!
The 'New Horizons' spacecraft has passed Pluto and has completed sending data back to NASA!
The Juno mission completed the 3rd close flyby of Jupiter in December, 2016!
To get an overview of what happens at the annual Astronomy Day celebrations, click on the above image to see a video of ASTRA presentations at an Astronomy Day celebration held on April 30, 2011 at OCC.
To get an idea of what a typical Star Party is like, click here or select the"Gallery & Event Photos" link above for photos taken at various ASTRA events.
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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Last update 01/02/2017 11:00 am