Welcome to Westchester Amateur Astronomers

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Our next regular lecture: FRIDAY, February 10 at 7:30 p.m.

David Pecker Conference Room
Willcox Hall, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY
or on-line via Zoom (link on WAA web site)

How Are Orbits Determined?
Dan Platt, PhD
IBM Watson Research Labs & WAA

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You can attend this lecture in person, or watch over Zoom!

Here’s the Zoom link:

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Meeting ID: 818 0841 9156
Passcode: 798153
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Pace University requires that you be fully vaccinated or have a negative PCR test within 72 hours. When you enter the campus you will be required to show ID and you may be asked to provide proof of vaccination. Masks are recommended to be worn in all buildings and lecture halls. Please see the Lectures page for more information.


ALL ABOUT WAA: Here’s OUR VIDEO.

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Group observing events (a.k.a. “Star Parties”) have resumed (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.

 

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