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 53rd 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:



Al Meloni

Ray Pape

Arnie Rosemoff

Wade Evans


Announcements   Last Update: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

June 19 Informal Meeting, 7:30 pm at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ, has been cancelled because of coronavirus concerns. However, an online Zoom meeting is planned. Members should be alert for an e-mail via our Google group with log-on information.
June 20 Public Star Watch at Batsto. Due to coronavirus concerns, all organized events in Wharton State Forest have been canceled at least through June 2020.
June 20 Solstice at 5:44 pm EDT, Summer begins for the Northern Hemisphere.
June 21 New Moon at 2:41 am EDT in western Gemini, near the border with Taurus and Orion.
July 3 Formal Meeting, 7:30 pm at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ. Status indeterminate because of coronavirus concerns.
July 5 Full Moon at 12:44 am EDT in Sagittarius.
July 11 Member Star Watch at AtsionStatus indeterminate because of coronavirus concerns.

Photo Spotlight   Image posted 6.03.2020

Club member Dave Nuenheuser captured this image of the 10.3-day-old Moon on June 1, 2020, around 8 pm EDT. Dave used a ZWO 183 monochrome astro-camera, with a yellow-green filter for better contrast, at the prime focus of a vintage Takahashi 200 mm f/4 astrograph. It's the product of 3,000 frames processed with Autostakkert and Registax, then finished with a little Photoshop 2.0.


Click here for the previous home page image.


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.

Astrospheric Forecast, Atsion

USNO Solar System Object Apparent Disc
(this link may be inoperative as the USNO websites are undergoing modernization; estimated completion is Summer 2020)

Star & Constellation Pronunciation Guides

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