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).



Vice President:



 Roger Cowley

Steve Kutoroff

Paul Bender

Wade Evans


Announcements   Last Update: Thursday, March 01, 2018

Mar 1 Full Moon at 7:51 pm EST in Leo.
Mar 2 Due to the potentially hazardous weather forecast, the March 2nd Formal Meeting has been cancelled.
Mar 11 Daylight Time begins at 2 am EST, move your clocks ahead one hour to 3 am EDT.
Mar 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.
Mar 17 New Moon at 9:12 am EDT in eastern Aquarius.
Mar 17 Member Star Watch at Atsion. Sunset at 7:08 pm EDT, Astronomical Twilight ends at 8:38 pm. This will be the prime night for the 2018 Messier Marathon.
Mar 20 Equinox at 12:15 pm EDT, the Vernal Equinox for the Northern Hemisphere.
Apr 6 Formal Meeting, 7:30 pm at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ.

Photo Spotlight   Images posted 2.15.2018


As part of an astronomical outreach effort on February 9, 2018, the club's Star Watch Director, Bernie Hosko, presented "cooking up a comet" for Cub Scout Pack 98 at the Pine Tree Education and Environmental Center in Tabernacle, NJ. Bernie holds the finished comet, a "dirty snowball," in the bottom-left picture. Photos by Howard Schneck.


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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.

USNO Solar System Object Apparent Disc

Star & Constellation Pronunciation Guides