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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 Steve Kutoroff

Ray Pape

Arnie Rosemoff

Wade Evans

     

Announcements   Last Update: Sunday, August 18, 2019

Aug 30 New Moon at 6:37 am EDT in western Virgo.
Aug 30 Astronomy Night Star Watch at the Rancocas Nature Center. WAS will provide telescope support, so members should check the club's e-groups for further information as the date aproaches.
 
Aug 31 Member Star Watch at Atsion. Check back the day of the event for the go/no-go weather call.
Sept 6 Formal Meeting, 7:30 pm at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ. Use the Main Entrance, go straight ahead and follow the sign to the conference center, or check with the security guard who will direct you. As always, guests are welcome and no astronomical experience is necessary. Here are the minutes from August 15.
Sept 10 Astrophotography Meeting, 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center, Conference Room B, in Moorestown, NJ. Grant Blair will be giving a presentation on planetary imaging and processing.
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 28 Public Star Watch at Batsto. Check back the day of the event for the go/no-go weather call.

Photo Spotlight   Image posted 7.23.2019

Club member Dan McCauley captured this recent image of the Pelican Nebula (IC 5070 and including IC 5067) in H-alpha wavelength. Minimal processing was used.

 

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