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: Friday, June 08, 2018

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. 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 Here are the minutes from the June 1 meeting.
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.
June 27 Astrophotography Meeting, 7 to 9 pm at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ. The guest speaker will be Jim Foy presenting Digital Processing of Astrophotography Images in Photoshop.
June 28 Full Moon at 12:53 am EDT in Sagittarius. The Moon will be a degree above Saturn, which reaches opposition less than a day before.
July 6 Formal Meeting, 7:30 pm at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ.

Photo Spotlight   Image posted 5.25.2018

Club member Steve Mattan captured this nighttime image of the Kilauea Volcano back on June 7, 2012, at 8:21 pm HST during a trip to Hawaii to view the transit of Venus. This month, May 2018, Kilauea eruptions have been in the news again. Taken with a Canon 50D digital SLR camera on a fixed tripod and a 10 to 22 mm zoom lens set to 10 mm focal length. Exposed 30 seconds at f/4.5, ISO 400. Mouseover for labels. Click here for a larger version.


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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.

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