NJ Studies Academic Alliance’s October 16 Meeting and Lecture

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Please join us on October 16 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. for our fall meeting and lecture.  The NJSAA business meeting will be from 3 to 4, and the lecture will begin at 4:15.  Both are open to everyone.  The meeting and the program will be in the Pane Room on the first floor of Rutgers University’s Alexander Library, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick.  Parking is available in lots 26 and 30, and the College Avenue Deck without permits.  Register for parking at:


The Academic Alliance’s speaker will be William Kroth, president of the Sterling Hill Mine Museum in Sussex County. His topic will be the "Great Zinc Mines of Sussex County" and he will have samples on hand to view.

Mr. Kroth has been associated with the Sterling Hill Mining Museum for the past 20 years, working on engineering and construction projects as well as giving tours. A science fan since junior high school, he has assembled major collections of meteorites and the minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, New Jersey. He is also an avid amateur astronomer, has constructed and refurbished several large telescopes, and currently is codirector of the Ellis Observatory at Sterling Hill. For four years he served as an adjunct professor of engineering geology and often gives lectures on astronomy and meteorites.

Hope to see you on the 16th!