Welcome to the Official Home Page of the West Jersey Astronomical Society (formerly known as the Willingboro Astronomical Society). Our club is in its 50th 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).
Announcements Last Update: Friday, May 26, 2017
|June 9||Full Moon at 9:10 am EDT in Ophiuchus.|
|June 16||Informal 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 21||Solstice at 12:24 am EDT. Summer begins for the Northern Hemisphere.|
|June 23||New Moon at 10:31 pm EDT in Orion.|
|June 24||Public Star Watch at Batsto. Check back on the day of the event for the go/no-go weather call.|
|July 7||Formal Meeting, 7:30 pm at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ.|
Photo Spotlight Image posted 5.26.2017
This image of the constellation Lyra was captured by Joe Stieber at 11:49 pm EDT on May 15, 2017, from Carranza Field in Wharton State Forest, NJ, with a Canon 7D Mark II digital SLR camera, on a fixed tripod, and a Yongnuo 85 mm f/1.8 lens (providing a field 15° wide x 10° high). It's a single frame exposed 4 seconds at f/2.8, ISO 6400. Vega, the brightest star in Lyra, is now the upper vertex of the Summer Triangle in the east at the end of astronomical twilight. Mouseover for labels.
Click here for the previous home page image.
Note: Club President, Roger Cowley, has published a new book, Gauging the Solar System: Measuring Astronomical Values for Yourself. Have fun and do more than just snap pictures of the sky! Available at Amazon too.
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.