Spiral galaxy in Ursa Major (Photo by Rex Parker)

The Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton will welcome the public Saturday for an evening of sky gazing at the top of Baldpate Mountain. The evening will start off with an indoor presentation by Rex Parker to discuss the night sky. If weather permits, participants will be led outside to see objects such as the Moon, constellations, planets, nebulae and galaxies. Telescopes will be set up on the patio of Strawberry Mansion for participants. If the skies are cloudy, the event will still take place with a more extensive presentation.

Rex Parker is an astrophotographer and the director of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton. He received his doctorate in Biochemistry from Indiana University of Medicine. Residing in Hopewell Township, he is active on the Hopewell Township Planning Board, a founding member of the Hopewell Valley Green Team, as well as a commissioner on the Hopewell Township Environmental Commission. Through the Green Team, he led the Hopewell Valley Solar Challenge. Share his passion about astrophotography by meeting him on Saturday or viewing his work on his website where most images were captured in his back yard at his Home Observatory.

Event Details:

  • Event is Free! Open to children and adults.
  • Saturday, February 29 at 5:30pm.
  • Location: Baldpate Mountain (Strawberry Mansion) 28 Fiddlers Creek Rd. Titusville, NJ 08560
  • EVENT REGISTRATION HERE

About Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FoHVOS)

FoHVOS is an accredited nonprofit land trust dedicated to conserving the Valley’s character by collaborating with the community to preserve land, protect natural resources, and inspire a new generation of conservation. Since our inception, we have preserved over 7,500 acres of land and inspired thousands of partners and volunteers. To learn more about FoHVOS, call 609-730-1560 or visit www.fohvos.org.

About the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP)

AAAP was founded more than 50 years ago in partnership with the New Jersey State Museum Planetarium in Trenton. The AAAP owns and operates the AAAP Simpson Observatory in historic Washington Crossing State Park in Hopewell Township, Mercer County NJ. Our mission is to provide opportunities for members and the public to enhance understanding and appreciation of the astrophysical universe. To learn more about AAAP, email info@princetonastronomy.org or visit princetonastronomy.org.

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