Stockton College / Harold E. Taylor Observatory

South Pomona Road, Galloway, NJ 08205

Nov 7, 2019:We were contacted by an employee of Stockton with the following great information:Six female student physicists and one of our physics professor, Dr. Joseph Trout, have refurbished the telescope and the observatory will be reopening to the public with its first viewing date on November 14.



Activities:

  • Star Gazing / Astronomy

Amenities:

  • Observatory

Attractions:

  • Observatory

Special Places:

  • Observatory

The Stockton College Observatory, a facility of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division, was started in 1974 as an academic project directed by the late Astrophysics Professor Harold Taylor. The Observatory is a 16 foot diameter Ash dome housing a 0.4 m (16-inch) Meade LX 200 Schmidt-Cassegrain computer controlled telescope, as its main instrument and a 125 mm (5-inch) auxiliary telescope.


Hours / Season of Operation

Public Observatory Viewings

Dr. Joseph Trout and our student physicists will guide visitors through a tour of the night sky with the Meade LX-200 computer-controlled telescope. Observatory viewing events are offered twice a month during each semester. Each viewing night has been chosen based on a featured object for that evening. Attendees should dress according to the weather. Please bear in mind cloudy or inclement weather may cause observing nights to be canceled.

Due to the popularity of the reopening, we are expecting larger than normal crowds. To organize your trip, it is suggested you book one reservation per attendee for your preferred viewing time.

Current viewing dates for the remainder of this semester are November 14, December 4 and December 11. Once all the slots are full, the date will no longer appear open.

Please visit the Stockton Observatory website for more information.


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