S*T*A*R Astronomy

NAME

S*T*A*R Astronomy

ADDRESS

P.O. Box 863
Red Bank
New Jersey 07701 USA

CONTACT

Rich Gaynor

PHONE

732-671-3756

EMAIL

richg870@aol.com

URL

www.starastronomy.org

NUMBER OF MEMBERS

60

OTHER INFORMATION

The club promotes the enjoyment of astronomy and strives to increase the levels of astronomical knowledge among its members and the public. The club holds regular meetings, observing nights, field trips and special activities such as amateur telescope making, assisting local schools, scouts and the park system in conducting public astronomy programs. STAR Astronomy Club is home to Monmouth Counties largest telescope (25")
All ages, from beginners to the hobby to the experienced are welcome to attend.
Meetings are the first Thursday of each month, except July and August, at 8:00 PM at the King of Kings Lutheran Church, 250 Harmony Rd. in Middletown (intersection of Harmony and Cherry Tree Farm Rd.). Meeting generally consist of lectures and discussion by members or guest speakers on a variety of interesting astronomical topics. Program content is balanced so that both novices and more experienced members can benefit from the meetings. Each meeting is followed by an informal social hour and, when weather permits, observing.
In addition to its regular meetings, the club conducts observation nights each month during which members and visitors can enjoy an evening of stargazing.S*T*A*R is a member of United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey (UACNJ) and the International Dark Sky Association (IDA).