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The Jenny Jump observatory of the UACNJ (United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, Inc.,) is one of the very few best remaining dark sites in New Jersey.
The UACNJ Observatory is located at Jenny Jump State Park in Hope, NJ and is owned and operated for use by amateurs only.
Many clubs which belong to the consortium have or will eventually have their own observatory for use by their club members and the general public from mid-April to the end of May.
Additional info can be obtained by writing to: UACNJ, 20 Helen St, Warren, NJ 07059
Take exit 12 (route 521 - Hope). From the off ramp, go left on 521 (under Route 80) for 1.2 miles. Turn left at the light in Hope (there is only one). Then take the first right on Great Meadows-Hope road. Travel 24 miles to Far View Road. Turn left on Far View. The observatory entrance is 1.2 miles on the right (turn right at the Jenny Jump State Forest sign).
Take exit 17 for Route 31 North. Travel north 16.6 miles (through Washington and Oxford). At Route 46 (light at T intersection, Buttsville), turn right. Go 5.8 miles on Route 46 to Great Meadows. Turn left on Hope Road (Route 611 - Saints Peter and Paul Church on corner). Travel 2.4 miles to Far View Road. Turn right on Far View. The observatory entrance is 1.2 miles on the right (turn right at the Jenny Jump State Forest sign).