Welcome to Westchester Amateur Astronomers

Our next Zoom lecture: May 14 at 7:30 p.m.

The Space Race in Review
Andy Poniros, NASA Solar System Ambassador

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Here’s the link:
https://zoom.us/j/99588774272?pwd=YXBIUXAySDdEZEZtQUo4TmY3UUtHUT09

Meeting ID: 995 8877 4272
Passcode: 239178


ALL ABOUT WAA: Here’s OUR VIDEO.

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In the interest of everyone’s health and to reduce the spread of Coronavirus, in-person WAA meetings have been suspended until further notice.

WAA meetings will be held via Zoom. Members receive email notifications in advance of the meeting. 

Group observing events (a.k.a. “Star Parties”) will resume in March (weather permitting, of course). Strict NY State guidelines must be observed. The park will allow no more than 50 attendees, including astronomers, at any one time. WAA will screen all attendees at the entrance to the Meadow Parking Lot per NYS guidelines.

WAA members (only) may observe at the Meadow Picnic Area at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation with proper identification. You must notify the park 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 masks and social distancing are required on the observing field. It is preferable that each instrument to be used by a single individual to prevent any possible contamination. At star parties 91% alcohol can safely be used to disinfect eyepieces and focusers after each user.

Updated 2/28/21

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