Annular eclipse October 14th, 2023: Join AAI’s Special Solar Events!

On Saturday, October 14, 2023 there will be an annular eclipse in the United States. In New Jersey we will observe it as a partial eclipse.  AAI will be at 3 locations with solar telescopes: the Turtle Back Zoo located at 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, at Trailside Nature & Science Center on New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ and at Sperry Observatory. The eclipse begins at 12:08 PM and ends at 2:36 pm.  At Sperry Observatory and at Trailside we will be giving presentations about eclipse. The presentation at Sperry Observatory will begin at 11:00 AM and at Trailside at 11:30 AM. Observing will follow after the presentations. Join us at any of these locations for safe solar observing!

Turtle Back Zoo – 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ

Trailside Nature & Science Center – New Providence Rd, Mountainside, NJ

Sperry Observatory – 1033 Springfield Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016

Sperry Observatory is open every Friday night to the public free of charge from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Observing is held throughout the evening, weather permitting. A presentation on an astronomy related topic is given at 8:30 pm. See below for information about the title of the presentation.