Welcome to the Official Home Page of the West Jersey Astronomical Society (formerly known as the Willingboro Astronomical Society). Our club is in its 50th 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).
Announcements Last Update: Sunday, April 23, 2017
|Apr 26||New Moon at 8:16 am EDT in eastern Cetus.|
|May 5||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.|
|May 10||Full Moon at 5:42 pm EDT in Libra.|
|May 19||Informal Meeting, 7:30 pm at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ.|
|May 20||Public Star Watch at Batsto. Check back on the day of the event for the go/no-go weather call.|
Photo Spotlight Image posted 4.16.2017
The planet Jupiter, sporting its Great Red Spot, was captured by club member Dan McCauley on April 14, 2017, from Palmyra, NJ. Also in tow are the four Galilean Moons, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto (mouseover for labels). This image was captured around 11:30 pm EDT with a ZWO ASI120MC-S camera on a Takahashi TOA-130 apo refractor plus a Televue 2.5x Powermate. Approximately 2,000 frames in average seeing were stacked and processed with Pixinsight and Photoshop. Click here for the image on Dan's Flickr page.
Click here for the previous home page image.
Note: Club President, Roger Cowley, has published a new book, Gauging the Solar System: Measuring Astronomical Values for Yourself. Have fun and do more than just snap pictures of the sky! Available at Amazon too.
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.