Voorhees State Park Observatory / NJAA

251 County Road 513, Glen Gardner, New Jersey 08826-3214


Voorhees State Park Observatory / NJAA At A Glance...


About Voorhees State Park Observatory / NJAA

In 1965, the New Jersey Astronomical Association built the Voorhees State Forest Observatory on land leased from the state. The 26-inch Newtonian reflector telescope is one of the largest privately owned telescopes in New Jersey. The public is invited to explore the night sky at skywatching programs that are offered year round by the NJAA. For further information, call (908) 638-8500.


  • Activities:
    • Star Gazing / Astronomy
    Amenities:
    • Observatory
    Park Type:
    • State Parks
    Attractions:
    • Observatory
    Special Places:
    • Observatory


Contact / Location

Primary Address:
Directions 251 County Road 513
Glen Gardner, New Jersey 08826-3214
Contact:

Our Personal Take...

We have camped in the camp ground a few times. Each time, there have been a lot of amature astronomers in the parking lot, along with the observatory being open. Your chances of seeing the stars (through some great optics) on a clear Saturday evening are pretty good. Highly recommended :)


Trail & Path Info

The observatory itself has no land for trails. But Voorhees State Park has many miles of great biking and hiking trails. Camping too!


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