Hopatcong Observatory Astronomy Club

The Hopatcong Observatory Astronomy Club is a 501c3 dedicated to promoting amateur astronomy in the local community. 

The club is based out of the Hopatcong Observatory, originally an Eagle Scout Project.

The club hosts public stargazing events,  members' meetings, and educational outreach to foster a deeper understanding of the night sky.

In the Spotlight: Solar Eclipse!

The Hopatcong Observatory Astronomy Club is hosted a watch party at the Hopatcong Observatory. Over 300 attendees came out to witness the last solar eclipse in the NY metro area until 2079! The temperature got noticeably colder and the sky grew dark as the moon covered 93% of the sun's surface. In attendance were several local schools, scouts, and the general public. The day was a great success, and the club was proud to see the community come together as a whole to celebrate this celestial event.

Hopatcong Observatory's News 12 New Jersey interview regarding the eclipse.

Observatory telescope focusing on Jupiter


 -Foster an interest in astronomy by the local public

- Host age-appropriate events for local students

- Host star parties for the general public

- Minimize light pollution in the surrounding area

- Equip the observatory with new astronomy equipment