Member Star Watches for 2020
West Jersey Astronomical Society  Last updated 7.15.2021


These Member Star Watches will also be open to the general public for observing, but unlike the Public Star Watches, members may be preoccupied with their own personal observing (although most amateur astronomers enjoy sharing views of the heavens at any time). Note that Atsion Field is not available for observing at will – a designated club representative must be present according to our permit with the State. There will be other observing sessions of opportunity at Atsion throughout the year, depending on the weather, the moon and celestial phenomena. Because they're weather dependent, they will be scheduled on short notice.


2020 Member Star Watch Schedule, Atsion Field

All dates are Saturdays (except May 24 and Nov 13 as noted) at current local time (February, November and December are EST, the rest are EDT). The end of Astronomical Twilight is listed. The go/no-go weather calls will be posted to the club's e-groups and to the WAS Home Page on the day of the event.

As of September 2020 onward, all Member Star Watches have been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.



  Twilight Ends


February 22

5:43 pm

7:13 pm


March 14

7:05 pm

8:35 pm


April 25

7:48 pm

9:28 pm


May 24, Sunday

8:15 pm

10:10 pm


June 13

8:28 pm

10:30 pm


July 11

8:28 pm

10:25 pm


August 22

7:44 pm

9:22 pm


September 19

7:00 pm

8:31 pm


October 10

6:26 pm

7:56 pm


November 13, Friday

4:44 pm

6:17 pm


December 12

4:35 pm

6:12 pm



Click here for a printable PDF version of the schedule (as it would have been w/o Covid-19).


GPS Coordinates

Latitude (north)

Longitude (west)

Atsion Field

39 deg 44 min 32 sec 74 deg 43 min 28 sec