History of WAA
The Western Amateur Astronomers
was formed in 1949 by professional and amateur astronomers
as a regional group of astronomical organizations in the western states to combine their efforts to
educate the public, promote a better understanding of the field of astronomy and encourage the
collaboration between professional and amateur astronomers for astronomical research.
WAA was incorporated in California as a non-profit educational organization in 1952.
WAA helps local astronomy groups
organize, sponsors, and participates in conferences
and awards the G Bruce Blair Award .
(Details of the medal)
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