About Us


We are a not-for-profit organization open to people of all ages with the desire to learn more about astronomy and who share an interest in viewing the universe. We range from enthusiastic amateurs and educators to casual stargazers and families.

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You can contact us with our Contact Form

Mailing address:
Westchester Amateur Astronomers, Inc.
PO Box 44
Valhalla, NY 10595

Our phone hotline is 877-456-5778

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Board of Directors (as of 2/1/2024)
President: Jordan Webber
Senior Vice President: Olivier Prache
Secretary: Tim Holden
Treasurer: Paul Alimena
Vice President, Membership: Eva Andersen
Vice President, Field Events: Bob Kelly
Vice President, Programs: Pat Mahon
Vice President, Newsletter: Larry Faltz
Vice President, Communications: Mike Lomsky
Advisory Board members: Mike Cefola, Darryl Ciucci, Eli Goldfine, Charlie Gibson, Jeffrey Jacobs, Frank Jones, Josh Knight, Matt Leone, Hans Minnich, Bill Newell, Satya Nitta, David Parmet, Dede Raver, Karen Seiter

Westchester Amateur Astronomers, Inc., is a 501c(3) not-for-profit corporation and accepts donations of cash, checks or astronomical equipment. All donated equipment becomes the property of WAA and will be used for the general purposes of WAA. The Board of Directors will determine the best use of the equipment. Since not all equipment may be usable for the club’s activities in spite of the best intentions of the donor, the Board reserves the right to sell, donate to another entity or discard equipment that is not suitable for its purposes and mission. An acknowledgment of the donation will be provided. Adopted by the Board of Directors, June 13, 2013.

WAA does not release member emails or membership lists to any other entity.