Welcome to Westchester Amateur Astronomers

Our next regular lecture: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Diurnal, Seasonal, and Inter-Annular Variations of Gases in the Mars Atmosphere
Br. Robert Novak, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Iona College

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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”) have been scheduled for 2022 (see the Star Parties page). WAA will follow New York State and Westchester County requirements for outdoor events, including all recommendations for screening, vaccinations, masking and social distancing that are in effect at the time of the star party. 

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 12/26/21

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