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, July 06, 2019

July 6 Public Star Watch at Batsto. Due to a poor weather forecast, tonight's Star Watch is cancelled. 
July 16 Full Moon at 5:38 pm EDT in eastern Sagittarius.
July 18 Informal Meeting 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. Informal meetings in 2019 will continue to be on the third Thursday of the month.
July 27 Annual Club Picnic, for members and their guests only, will be held at Camp Ockanickon in Medford, NJ. The Member Star Watch originally scheduled for Atsion this night will conclude the picnic at Ockanickon.
July 31 New Moon at 23:12 pm EDT in Cancer.
Aug 2 Formal Meeting, 7:30 pm at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ.


Photo Spotlight   Image posted 6.25.2019

Club member Dave Neunheuser captured this image of the moon's surface during the early morning hours of June 14, 2019, from his suburban backyard. He used a Meade 12-inch, f/8 ACF catadioptric telescope and a ZWO ASI183 monochromatic CMOS astro-camera. Dave controlled the camera with Sharpcap Capture 3.1, assembled the best 10% of 500 frames with Autostackert 2, and processed them with Registax 6. Notable features in the image are the craters Plato, Aristillus and Timocharis, as well as Mare Imbrium and Mare Serenitatis. Also note the Alpine Valley (Valles Alpes) near Plato at the 2 o'clock position.


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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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