West Jersey Astronomical Society  www.wasociety.us

Welcome to the Official Home Page of the West Jersey Astronomical Society (formerly known as the Willingboro Astronomical Society). Our club is in its 51st 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).



Vice President:



 Roger Cowley

Steve Kutoroff

Paul Bender

Wade Evans


Announcements   Last Update: Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Jan 1 Full Moon at 9:24 pm EST in Gemini.
Jan 5 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.
Jan 16 New Moon at 9:17 pm EST in eastern Sagittarius.
Jan 19 Informal Meeting, 7:30 pm at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ.
Jan 31 Full Moon at 8:27 am EST in Cancer. There will be a total lunar eclipse, but in the Philadelphia area, the moon enters the umbra at 6:48 am, shortly before setting at 7:09 am.

Photo Spotlight   Image posted 1.01.2018

Dan McCauley captured this superb image of The Andromeda Galaxy, M31 or NGC 224, in November 2017. Also shown are the two primary satellite galaxies of M31, M32 (NGC 221) and M110 (NGC 205), as well as the star cloud in M31, NGC 206 (mouseover for labels). The foreground stars belong to our Milky Way Galaxy. Luminance and color data were taken from Steelmantown in Belleplain State Forest, NJ, and H-alpha data from Palmyra, NJ. Dan used a Takahashi TOA-130 apo refractor at f/5.0 and a QSI-683 CCD camera. This is a two-frame mosaic processed with Pixinsight and Photoshop. Click here for a large version.


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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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