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 52nd 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).

 

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Secretary:

Treasurer:

 Steve Kutoroff

Ray Pape

Arnie Rosemoff

Wade Evans

     

Announcements   Last Update: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Sept 14 Full Moon at 12:33 am EDT in eastern Aquarius.
Sept 19 Informal Meeting at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ. As always, guests are welcome and no astronomical experience is necessary. Informal meetings in 2019 will continue to be on the third Thursday of the month. Starting in January 2020, informal meetings will return to the second Friday of the month.
Sept 21 Member Star Watch at Atsion. Check back the day of the event for the go/no-go weather call.
Sept 23 Equinox at 3:50 am EDT, the Autumnal Equinox for the Northern Hemisphere.
Sept 28 New Moon at 2:26 pm EDT in Virgo.
Sept 28 Public Star Watch at Batsto. Check back the day of the event for the go/no-go weather call.
Oct 4 Formal Meeting, 7:30 pm at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ.

Photo Spotlight   Image posted 9.02.2019

Club member Howard Schneck captured this image of the Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888) in the constellation Cygnus on the night of August 29/30, 2019, from the WAS's new Barnegat Rd observing site, under a wonderfully clear and transparent sky. It was "opening night" for the site, so this image is the first deep-sky astrophoto from there. It was exposed for 160 minutes (32 x 5 minute subs) with minimal processing so far.

 

Click here for the previous home page image.

 

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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