Our Magnetic Sun

5/2/2017 7:45PM to 9:45PM

There is no fire on the Sun! All that energy is electromagnetic.

We’ll share fun solar facts, learn about sun spots, the Northern Lights and prepare for the 2017 Total Eclipse of the Sun that will race across the USA this August. Totality will miss NJ by hundreds of miles, but there are still fun activities you can plan when the Moon blocks ¾ of the Sun.

After our evening program, we’ll take out the telescope for night sky observation and a laser constellation tour, weather permitting. We may observe a first quarter Moon, Jupiter and its Galilean moons, and other night sky objects accessible from outside the classroom. 

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Every visit to Duke Farms is a chance to learn something new. Our educational classes are intended for those who want to dive deeper into stewardship and cultivate a stronger connection with nature. We offer classes covering a variety of topics for both children and adults.


Duke Farms offers a number of special event opportunities throughout the year. From our seasonal, weekly farm market to our four annual festivals, there are many opportunities to experience stewardship, nature and agroecology at Duke Farms. Click the icons for more information. 

Making An Impact

The natural beauty, diversity of wildlife and breadth of ecological resources at Duke Farms makes it the perfect setting for environmental education, demonstration and research. We believe that everyone—from research professionals to school kids—can learn from our conservation efforts and help to build a more sustainable future.

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