Activities – Astronomy Clubs
SVHEC hosts a local astronomy club, North West Jersey Amateur Astronomers (NWJAA) that conducts public meetings six times throughout the year (see www.nwjaa.org for dates). Meetings consist of an astronomy-related lecture followed by nighttime observing when the weather permits.
Activities – School Group Visits
Many local schools and student groups visit SVHEC annually. In addition to astronomical activities, environmental science classes see first-hand how renewable energy systems work while others visit with our bobcats.
Activities – Renewable Energy
On-site renewable energy systems include geothermal heating and cooling, photovoltaic electrical production with grid sellback, and a solar hot water system integrated with a central wood-fired boiler.
SVH is currently expanding its observatory facilities in order to accommodate larger groups and to provide a more suitable location for the 50-inch telescope. Tax-deductible donations toward this goal are very much welcome.
Directions to Star View Hill
From Route 80, take Exit 12 (Route 521 Hope/Blairstown). Make a right at the bottom of the ramp onto Route 521 towards Blairstown. Proceed 0.4 miles, make a right onto Silver Lake Road. Proceed approximately 2.5 miles, then make a sharp left turn onto Wasigan Road. Proceed 0.3 miles, then make a left at the double mailbox (#126). Proceed 0.5 miles up the driveway. Park in the field at the left (before buildings).
From Route 94 (Blairstown/Newton): Turn onto Wasigan Road (approx. 1 mile north of the traffic light in Blairstown, approximately 12 mi south of Newton). Proceed 1.1 miles (through the tunnel) to the double mailbox on the right (#120). Make a right up the driveway. Proceed 0.5 miles, park in the field on the left (before buildings).
Private or Group Visits Can Be Arranged
Contact us at:
Star View Hill Education Center
Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tax-deductible donations are very much appreciated and will be used for future expansion of our programs and facilities.
Checks payable to "Star View Hill Education Center" can be mailed to:
A donation receipt will be returned via your choice of U.S. post or email.