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, April 14, 2017
|Apr 21||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. This will be "Show and Tell Night" in case you have any astronomical goodies from NEAF (or even if they're not from NEAF).|
|Apr 22||Public Star Watch at Batsto. Check back on the day of the event for the go/no-go weather call.|
|Apr 26||New Moon at 8:16 am EDT in eastern Cetus.|
|May 5||Formal Meeting, 7:30 pm at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ.|
|May 10||Full Moon at 5:42 pm EDT in Libra.|
Photo Spotlight Image posted 4.1.2017
This superb image of two well-known galaxies, Messier 81 (upper right) and Messier 82 (lower left) was captured by club member Dan McCauley on March 28, 2017, from Steelmantown, NJ, in Belleplain State Forest. Taken with a QSI-683 CCD camera and an equatorially-mounted Takahashi TOA-130 apo refractor. Exposed 3 hours (5x36 minutes) luminance and 1 hour each (5x12 minutes each) RGB. Click here for the image on Dan's Flickr page.
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.