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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 15, 2008

MAHWAH – “A Night With the Stars,” an exploration of the evening sky, will be sponsored by The Friends of Ramapo Saturday, October 4 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission Center for Environmental and Scientific Education and William D. McDowell Observatory.  Tickets for the evening cost $55 per person and are available by calling 201.684.7179 or e-mailing kaustin@ramapo.edu.  Proceeds from the event will benefit a Friends of Ramapo Scholarship at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

The evening will begin with a dinner buffet at sunset, followed at 7:30 p.m. by an Explore Astronomy presentation led by Dr. Rich Russo.  At 8:30 p.m. Dr. John Sloan and guests will gaze at the stars.

The Center and Observatory are located at Three Dekorte Park Plaza in Lyndhurst. Friends of Ramapo is an organization founded to expand communications and foster greater understanding between the campus of Ramapo College and neighboring communities.  Friends of Ramapo award scholarships to students with outstanding academic achievements and sponsor cultural events.

For more information, contact Anna Farneski, assistant vice president, Marketing and Communications, 201.684.6844.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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