Welcome to Westchester Amateur Astronomers

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In the interest of everyone’s health and to reduce the spread of Coronavirus, WAA group activities have been suspended until further notice.

There will be no WAA Star Parties or WAA Lectures until clearance has been obtained. Speakers will be rescheduled for a later date. The WAA member picnic has been postponed until later in the year.

WAA members may observe at the Meadow Picnic Area at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation with proper identification. You must notify the park 24 hours in advance. Call the number on the back of your ID card, which was sent with your membership or renewal, and bring the card. Remember that social distancing is applicable on the observing field. It is reasonable for each instrument to be used by a single individual to prevent any possible contamination. Updates on park accessibility or restrictions can be found at https://parks.westchestergov.com/covid-19-update.

Amateur astronomers sometimes broadcast live viewing sessions on  https://www.nightskiesnetwork.com/ and https://www.nightskiesnetwork.ca/There are many other web sites of interest for astronomy enthusiasts. We recommend CloudyNights as great place learn and communicate about astronomy if you’re stuck inside.

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You can find out more about our our organization and activities, including lectures, star parties, newsletters, outreach and other club events by clicking the various tabs in the header. You can join or renew our membership using our PayPal link. If you need more information, use the Contact Us email form.

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