About Us

About WESTCHESTER AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS (WAA)

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.

You can contact us by email 

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

Our phone hotline is 877-456-5778

This sky map updates to show what you’ll see in our star parties.


Board of Directors
President: Paul Alimena
Senior Vice President: Charlie Gibson
Secretary: Rich Steeves
Treasurer: Doug Baum
Vice President, Membership: Eva Andersen
Vice President, Field Events: Bob Kelly
Vice President, Programs: Pat Mahon
Vice President, Newsletter: Larry Faltz
Vice President, Communications: Frank Jones
Assistant Vice President: Claudia Parrington
Webmaster: Dave Parmet
Assistant Webmasters: Dan Cunningham, Mike Lomsky
Advisory Board members: Mike Cefola, Darryl Ciucci, Tim Holden, Jeffrey Jacobs, Matt Leone, Hans Minnich, Bill Newell, Satya Nitta, Robert Novak, Olivier Prache, Dede Raver, Karen Seiter

Donations:
Westchester Amateur Astronomers, Inc., is a 501c(3) not-for-profit corporation and accepts donations of cash 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.
Privacy:
WAA does not release member emails or membership lists to any other entity.