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 51st 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).

 

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Treasurer:

 Roger Cowley

Steve Kutoroff

Paul Bender

Wade Evans

     

Announcements   Last Update: Saturday, June 30, 2018

July 6 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. Here are the minutes from the June 15 meeting.
July 7 Member Star Watch at Atsion. Check back the day of the event for the go/no-go weather call.
July 12 New Moon at 10:48 pm EDT in Gemini.
July 14 Public Star Watch at Batsto. Check back the day of the event for the go/no-go weather call.
July 20 Informal Meeting, 7:30 pm at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Moorestown, NJ.
July 21 Club Picnic, at Camp Ockanickon in Medford, NJ. Rain date, July 28; for members in good standing and their guests only. Members should have received an invitation from Wade Evans, the club treasurer. If not, his e-mail is on the Contacts page.
July 27 Mars at Opposition, 1:13 am EDT. This will be a perihelic opposition with Mars reaching 24.3" apparent diameter and magnitude -2.8 (brighter than Jupiter). Mars' reddish color (≈butterscotch) is already distinctive to the unaided eye.
July 27 Full Moon at 4:20 pm EDT in Capricornus. At 10 pm, the full moon will be 7 above-left of Mars low in the southeast.

Photo Spotlight   Image posted 6.25.2018

Although it was a test of a new ZWO ASI183 camera, club member Dan McCauley still captured a stunning monochrome image of the spiral galaxy NGC 4725 in Coma Berenices, less than 2 from the North Galactic Pole.

 

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.

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