West Jersey Astronomical Society  www.wasociety.us

Welcome to the Official Home Page of the West Jersey Astronomical Society (additionally known as the Willingboro Astronomical Society). Our club is in its 57th year of serving both the public and the amateur astronomers of the Delaware Valley. We have a long history of public education, star parties, interesting meetings, in-depth training and experienced leadership. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Click here for membership information. Members in good standing have access to the gated Barnegat Road Observing Site in the dark New Jersey Pines.

 

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Treasurer:

Jim Fusco

Bob Lill

Suzanne Leap

Wade Evans

   

 

Announcements   Last Update: Friday, April 12, 2024

Apr  19 Informal Meeting at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center, Conference Ctr, Room 155A, Moorestown, NJ, 7:30 pm. Guests are welcome.
Apr  20 NEAF, the Northeast Astronomy Forum begins at Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY. Tickets. Directions.
Apr  23 Full Moon at 7:49 pm EDT in eastern Virgo.
May  2 Star Watch at the Rancocas Nature Center in Westhampton, NJ, 8:00 to 11:00 pm EDT. Registration and a fee are required, details and directions on their linked home page. Member scope support will be needed!
May  3 Formal Meeting at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center, Conference Ctr, Room 155A, Moorestown, NJ, 7:30 pm. Guests are welcome.
May  8 Public Star Watch at Historic Smithville Park in Easthampton, NJ, just outside of Mt Holly. It begins at 8:00 pm EDT. Note that this Burlington County event requires a no-fee registration. Check back here on the day of the event for the go/no-go weather call. There's a weather backup date of May 9.
May  11 Public Star Watch at Atsion, beginning at 8:00 pm EDT. Check back here on the day of the event for the go/no-go weather call.

Photo Spotlight   Image posted 3.26.2024

 

Club member Jim Mack captured this image of the Seagill Nebula, IC 2177 or Sh2-296, in the constellation Monoceros, the Unicorn, near the border of Canis Major just below M50. It was captured from Florida with a William Optics GT71, f/5.9 apo refractor and a ZWO 2600 astro camera, riding a ZWO AM5 strain wave mount. It's a stack of 25 x 300 second sub-exposures for a total exposure of 125 minutes, or 2 hr 5 min. Click here, or on the picture, for a larger version.

  

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Sky & Telescope's This Week's Sky at a Glance, April 12 to 21, 2024.

The USNO's The Sky This Week, April 2, 2024, Darkness at Mid Day.

Get the monthly Evening Sky Map.

 

Click to contact the . Members are encouraged to submit their astronomical images to the webmaster for inclusion on the WAS Home Page. Be sure to include a description, date and time, as well as equipment and photo data.

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