The Sheep Hill Astronomical Association is located in the town of Boonton,
in Morris County, and was organized around the mid-1970s. It was formed
when several dedicated amateur astronomers decided to group together to
build an observatory for their own and public use. The results of their
efforts is Sheep Hill Observatory with its 16-foot dome housing a 16-inch
Newtonian equatorially mounted telescope.|
There are currently about thirty active members in the organization. SHAA is also a member of the UACNJ and has access to the observatory at Jenny Jump State Forest near Hope, NJ.
Meetings Monthly meetings of SHAA are held in the Boonton Town Hall's Community Room on the first Sunday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Each meeting begins with an astronomical presentation.
Activities The club holds public observing nights where all interested parties are invited to visit and view the evening skies at the Sheep Hill Observatory. The sessions are held the third Friday of the month, 7:30 p.m. EST, and 8:30 p.m. DST, weather permitting.
Occasionally the observatory is made available for special viewing nights for local schools and scouting groups.
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