Welcome to Westchester Amateur Astronomers

Our next regular lecture: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 at 7:30 p.m.

New Horizons and the Solar System’s 3rd Zone
Will Grundy, PhD
Planetary Scientist, Lowell Observatory
Co-Investigator, New Horizons mission

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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 resumed (weather permitting, of course). Although New York State restrictions and CDC guidelines have been substantially relaxed as of May 19th, WAA will continue to screen all attendees at the entrance to the Meadow Parking Lot. Vaccinated individuals may choose not to wear masks in outdoor and many indoor settings. However, we recommend continuing to wear masks and observe social distancing even if vaccinated, especially if you are not completely sure that everyone in the immediate area is vaccinated. This is particularly likely if children are attending.

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 6/18/21

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