Morris Museum Astronomical Society

Morris Museum Astronomical Society Founded in 1972, we are Morris County, NJ's oldest and most active astronomy club. We hold regular celestial and solar observing sessions for our members and provide outreach observing to civic and school organizations as well as monthly meetings.
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Operating as usual

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10/12/2020
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10/10/2020

MMAS October Meeting. Speaker: Lonny Buinis

10/09/2020

REMINDER: Our meeting is scheduled for 11:30am tomorrow at the Morris Museum. Please let us know if you are attending. We will also be broadcasting on FB Live

10/06/2020
09/27/2020
Great American Eclipse

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Are you in the shadow's path?

The total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024

09/26/2020
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09/26/2020
October's clear night skies to offer backdrop to 3 major astronomy events

Yahoo News: October's clear night skies to offer backdrop to 3 major astronomy events.
https://news.yahoo.com/octobers-clear-night-skies-offer-142746249.html

October's crisp autumn nights will bring plenty for stargazers to see in the sky, ranging from a meteor shower to great views of the planets, but the top astronomy event of the month will come on the month's final night.No telescope is needed to see any of the three big events, but a sweatsh...

09/22/2020
Sunset on 9/14. Smoke from western wild fires obscure the sun.
09/15/2020

Sunset on 9/14. Smoke from western wild fires obscure the sun.

09/13/2020

Wow

09/13/2020
A golden age of astrophotography, in your backyard

Great story from this AM.

While our skies are becoming increasingly marred by light pollution, dark sky reserves away from city lights, and new, cheaper technologies, have made it easier than ever for amateur photographers to take out-of-this-world images of the night sky

09/12/2020

MMAS Sept Membership Meeting

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09/08/2020
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09/05/2020

Our first meeting since March is scheduled for next Saturday, Sept. 12th at 11:30AM at the Morris Museum. We are limited to 12 persons in attendance including the speaker. So far, we are halfway to maximum head count. If you intend on attending our meeting, please contact Bob Coccaro at: [email protected] . We will need an accurate head count for the meeting. Social distancing will be observed and masks are required.
It will be great to see everyone once again. I'm sure we will all have some catching up to do.

09/02/2020
What's Up: September 2020 Skywatching Tips from NASA

What's Up: September 2020 Skywatching Tips from NASA

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08/29/2020
Morris Museum Astronomical Society

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - MUST READ

The club has not been together in quite some time. The board of the MMAS has been planning on a fall return to in person membership meetings since the spring. Unfortunately, the museum has been closed for 4.5 months and that has put a large economic strain on the institution. We have been notified that the museum will no longer be open on Thursday nights. This has forced us to rethink and reimagine our meetings. The director of the museum has not only encouraged us to continue to have the meetings, but has also made suggestions on how to proceed.

This is what we figured out:

For the foreseeable future, the club will conduct in person membership meetings at the Morris Museum. The meetings will be held on SATURDAY’S at 11:30AM.

Meeting dates:
Sept. 12
Oct. 10
Nov. 14
Dec. TBD

Meetings will be held in the theater vestibule (the room behind the front desk). There will be a maximum of 12 seats available in the meeting area. Masks must be worn and chairs will be spaced accordingly. If you plan on attending the meeting you MUST register with our Program Chair, Bob Caccaro - [email protected] . For those of our members that do not feel comfortable attending we are going to attempt to broadcast the meeting on Facebook Live via our page https://www.facebook.com/mmastrosociety .
We hope that this is a temporary solution and is one that will work for everyone.

All the best,

Anthony J Pisano
President
Morris Museum Astronomical Society

Founded in 1972, we are Morris County, NJ's oldest and most active astronomy club. We hold regular celestial and solar observing sessions for our members and provide outreach observing to civic and school organizations as well as monthly meetings.

08/10/2020

Unfortunately, the MMAS board and the North Jersey Astronomical Group board have decided to cancel this years annual joint picnic at United Astronomy Clubs of NJ. Even though the event would be held outside, participation would be very limited with the feedback we were getting.

We will continue our traditional get together in 2021.

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6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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