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 52nd 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:



 Steve Kutoroff

Ray Pape

Arnie Rosemoff

Wade Evans


Announcements   Last Update: Saturday, June 01, 2019

June  1 Public Star Watch at Batsto. Sunset is at 8:20 pm EDT. Tonight's Star Watch is a Go!
June  3 New Moon at 6:02 am EDT in Taurus.
June  7 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, go straight ahead and follow the sign to the conference center, or check with the security guard who will direct you. Here are the minutes from the May 16 meeting.
June  17 Full Moon at 4:31 am EDT in southeastern Ophiuchus.
June  20 Informal Meeting at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ. Informal meetings in 2019 will continue to be on the third Thursday of the month.
June  21 Solstice, 11:54 am EDT in eastern Taurus (half a degree west of the Gemini border). Summer begins for the Northern Hemisphere.
June  29 Member Star Watch at Atsion. Check back for the weather call on the day of the event.


Photo Spotlight   Image posted 5.11.2019

Club member Howard Schneck captured this image of the Leo Triplet, consisting of the galaxies M65, M66 and NGC 3628 (clockwise from the upper right) beneath the hindquarters of the celestial Lion. The bright star at the upper left is magnitude 7.1 HD 98388. Click the picture 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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