Welcome to the Official Home Page of the West Jersey Astronomical Society (formerly known as the Willingboro Astronomical Society). Our club is in its 50th 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 (dues can now be paid through PayPal).
Announcements Last Update: Saturday, February 25, 2017
|Feb 26||New Moon at 9:58 am EST in Aquarius. There will be an annular solar eclipse starting at 7:10 am EST, but it's only visible only from the Southern Hemisphere. However, it will be streaming live here.|
|Mar 3||Formal Meeting, 7:30 pm at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ. As always, guests are welcome and no astronomical experience is necessary. Use the Main Entrance and check with the security guard who will direct you to the conference room.|
|Mar 3||Private Star Watch at the Kresson School, member scope support will be needed! Rain date March 24.|
|Mar 12||Daylight Time begins at 2 am (move clocks forward one hour).|
|Mar 12||Full Moon at 10:54 am EDT in eastern Leo.|
|Mar 17||Informal Meeting, 7:30 pm at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ.|
|Mar 25||Public Star Watch at Batsto, our first of the year for 2017. The weather call will be posted around noon.|
Photo Spotlight Image posted 2.25.2017
Here's the WAS contingent at the 2017 Winter Star Party in the Florida Keys. Click here, or on the picture, for a larger version. Photo provided by Val Korszniak, taken on 25-Feb-2017.
Click here for the previous home page image.
Note: Club President, Roger Cowley, has published a new book, Gauging the Solar System: Measuring Astronomical Values for Yourself. Have fun and do more than just snap pictures of the sky! Available at Amazon too.
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.