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1224 Bear Tavern Rd.
Titusville, NJ 08560
Observatory: Science, Walk
Come out to AAAP’s Simpson Observatory on any clear Friday night from April through the end October to enjoy an evening under the stars. We are open from sunset to 11:00 PM. Travel light-years through the eyepieces of our professional-grade telescopes and see the wonders of the night sky up close and personal. Our expert astronomers will guide you and answer all your astronomy questions. The observatory is located in Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville, NJ. It is open only when the twilight sky is clear. To verify that the observatory will be open, please call the observatory at 609-737-2575 on Friday evenings or check our Twitter page for the current status. Directions:
1. Enter Washington Crossing State Park at the Philips Farm Day Use Area entrance off Bear Tavern Road. (Do NOT enter the park at the main gate on Washington Crossing – Pennington Rd.)
2. Drive past the soccer fields to the camper’s parking lot and look for a gate on the left as you enter the parking area. If the gate is locked, the observatory is not open. ** Ignore ** the “Authorized Vehicles Only” sign and drive through the gate and down the gravel road past the camp sites on the right.
3. After passing through the next gate, turn right onto a paved road. The observatory is on the right just around the bend about 50 yards up the road.