Buddy's Observatory is in its final stages with a slated opening for summer 2022. This (700 square foot) observatory is unique to South Jersey as it will be open to the public, schools, organizations, private groups & Buddy's Stargazer Club. The main attraction is a Celestron 355.6 mm (14-inch) EdgeHD OTA with CGE Mount Plate. The telescope is a large astrograph-quality telescope with great performance. With a focal length of 3916 mm is it ideal for capturing wide-field deep-space imaging.
It will also be home to Buddy's Stargazer Club and open for private and public viewing events 12 months a year. Buddy's Observatory at Police Activities League of Egg Harbor Township & Atlantic County will be only one of two observatories within a 50-mile radius.
If your child is fascinated by the cosmos, black holes, the planets, and our solar system, invite them to be part of Buddy's Stargazers Club
Children in 5th - 10th grades will have the opportunity to look through an observatory class telescope and learn about the universe while exploring astronomy concepts through engaging hands-on activities. The club will take participants on a journey through the universe beyond the solar system. Astronomy and space science cover a lot of topics: light, telescopes, orbits, gravity, stars, the solar system, even relativity and space-time. Students will work with NASA data. Click here to register your child