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: Monday, June 25, 2018

June 21 Solstice, 6:07 am EDT. The sun reaches it's greatest declination north in eastern Taurus, near the border with Gemini. 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. 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.
July 7 Member Star Watch at Atsion.
July 12 New Moon at 10:48 pm EDT in Gemini.
July 14 Public Star Watch at Batsto. Check back on the day of the event for the go/no-go weather call.
July 20 Informal Meeting, 7:30 pm at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ.
July 21 Club Picnic, at Camp Ockanickon in Medford, NJ. Rain date, July 28. Members and their guests only, details to follow.

Photo Spotlight   Image posted 6.09.2018

The waxing gibbous Moon at 10:46 pm EDT on May 24, 2018, captured by Joe Stieber with a Canon 7D Mark II digital SLR camera at the prime focus of a Stellarvue SVA 130T, f/7 (910 mm focal length) apo refractor. It's a single frame exposed 1/1000 second at f/7, ISO 400.


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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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