Monthly Archives: October 2010

Observatory: November Schedule

IMG_9183-1 The William D. McDowell Observatory in DeKorte Park begins a new schedule of programming on Monday night with free public access at 8 and 10 p.m. — weather permitting, of course.

Dress for the weather; with the dome open, you are basically outside.

Each evening at least two major objects in the night sky will be viewed, plus one or two other celestial objects or events depending on the observing conditions.

Next Monday, for example, three planets — Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune — should be in view.

For the complete November schedule and more information about free public viewing nights, click here.

For a recent column by the NJMC's Jim Wright about the observatory, click here.


New Meadowlands Documentary Project

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Prize-winning documentary film-maker Scott Morris is in the early stages of a documentary about the Meadowlands, and he has posted five short sample videos on his Web site as he pursues funding.

One of the videos is about the Marsh Discovery Trail (taken when the water levels were low in August, above). Another is on Harrier Meadow and Mill Creek Marsh. A third is on an NJMC DiamondbackTerrapin banding project, and two others feature the Hackensack Riverkeeper. Your feedback is welcome.

Link to the videos is here.

Link to Scott's website is here