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).

 

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 Roger Cowley

Steve Kutoroff

Paul Bender

Wade Evans

     

Announcements   Last Update: Sunday, May 20, 2018

May 24 New! Astrophotography Meeting, 7 to 9 pm at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ. The guest speaker will be Igor Peshenko of the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association discussing Deep Sky Astrophotography with a DSLR Camera.
May 29 Full Moon at 10:20 am EDT in southern Ophiuchus (near Scorpius).
June 1 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.
June 9 Public Star Watch at Batsto. Check back on the day of the event for the weather call (go or no-go).
June 13 New Moon at 3:43 pm EDT in eastern Taurus.
June 15 Informal Meeting, 7:30 pm at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ.
June 16 Member Star Watch at Atsion.
June 21 Solstice, 6:07 am EDT. The sun reaches it's greatest declination north in eastern Taurus, near the border with Gemini, and Summer begins for the Northern Hemisphere.

Photo Spotlight   Image posted 5.13.2018

Club member Dan McCauley captured this image of the Whale and the Hockey Stick galaxies, NGC 4631 and NGC 4656 respectively, along with the dwarf elliptical galaxy, NGC 4656 above the Whale. All three are in the constellation Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs, and are about 5 from the North Galactic Pole. As a result, we're looking at nearly a right angle to the plane of the Milky Way, so there's minimum interference from our own galaxy looking out into the universe. Mouseover for labels. The ninth magnitude star HD 110464 provides a brightness referenmce.

 

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