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).



Vice President:



 Steve Kutoroff

Ray Pape

Arnie Rosemoff

Wade Evans


Announcements   Last Update: Monday, June 17, 2019

June  17 Full Moon at 4:31 am EDT in southeastern Ophiuchus.
June  20 Informal Meeting at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ. Informal meetings in 2019 will continue to be on the third Thursday of the month. As always, guests are welcome and no astronomical experience is necessary. 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. Here are the minutes from the June 1 meeting.
June  21 Solstice, 11:54 am EDT in eastern Taurus (half a degree west of the Gemini border). Summer begins for the Northern Hemisphere.
June  29 Member Star Watch at Atsion. Check back for the weather call on the day of the event.
July  2 New Moon at 3:16 pm EDT in Gemini.
July  5 Formal Meeting, 7:30 pm at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ.
July  6 Public Star Watch at Batsto. Check back on the day of the event for the go/no-go weather call. 
July  27 Annual Club Picnic, for members and their guests only, will be held at Camp Ockanickon in Medford, NJ.


Photo Spotlight   Image posted 6.17.2019

Tony Klock, a teacher at the Kresson School in Voorhees, NJ, captured this image of the sun (with a couple of prominences at the limb) on May 31, 2019, using his cell phone through a Coronado PST (Personal Solar Telescope), which shows the sun in light narrowed to the 656 nm Hydrgen-alpha wavelength. Bernie Hosko, the WAS Star Watch Director, provided the scope during one of his many school presentations.



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