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: Monday, July 06, 2020

July 11 Member Star Watch at Atsion. Status indeterminate, but presumably cancelled, because of coronavirus concerns.
July 17 Informal Meeting; this will be an online meeting via Zoom, opening at 7:30 pm (log-on information will be posted to the WAS Google group). The status of physical meetings at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ, remains indeterminate due to coronavirus concerns.
July 18 Public Star Watch at Batsto. Status indeterminate, but presumably cancelled, because of coronavirus concerns.
July 20 New Moon at 1:33 pm EDT in western Cancer.
Aug 3 Full Moon at 11:59 am EDT in Capricornus.
Aug 7 Formal Meeting; an online meeting via Zoom is planned, opening at 7:30 pm.

Photo Spotlight   Image posted 6.17.2020

Club member Dan McCauley captured this Hydrogen-alpha image of the solar surface with the sunspot group AR 2765 on June 12, 2020, at 9:00 am EDT. There's also a large prominence on the solar limb along with several smaller ones.


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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