Welcome to Westchester Amateur Astronomers

Our next regular lecture: FRIDAY, MAY 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Willcox Hall, Pace University, Pleasantville and via Zoom

The Night of the Shooting Stars
Joe Rao
Associate and Guest Lecturer at the Hayden Planetarium, Contributing Editor for Sky & Telescope

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

Pace University has reduced its Covid-19 restrictions. The most important aspects that apply to our events are:

• Masks are still required in classrooms during classes and on elevators. We will consider every other space a “mask-friendly” environment, where mask use is welcome and supported for anyone who chooses to wear one and is encouraged when distance cannot be maintained.

• Visitors (which includes WAA) will still be required to provide proof of vaccination or a recent negative test and complete a health screening on the day of their visit. This will be checked at the campus gate.

The health screening form is at https://www.teamworksapp.com/ext/9B8ED721-E0B0-42F1-B2C43F19D2D62045

Updated 3/8/22

Here’s the Zoom link:


Meeting ID: 818 0841 9156
Passcode: 798153
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+16465588656,,81808419156#,,,,*798153# US (New York)
+13017158592,,81808419156#,,,,*798153# US (Washington DC)


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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.


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