WEST VALLEY ASTRONOMY CLUB
The WVAC is a friendly, engaging, and informative Astronomy Community in the West Valley.
We have an exciting program of activites from September to May. We invite you all to participate in our activities. We think joining us will enhance your interest in astronomy and astroimaging while having fun at the same time. Consider becoming a member.
Our active members use a variety of telescopes, mounts, cameras and electronics, do visual astronomy or electronically assisted astronomy with cameras, or astrophotography by processing many hours of data captured by electronic cameras. We actively share our knowledge and experience with young and old, novices or experts.
Focus on Education/Exploration/Recreation ....
We meet 9 times a year - featuring expert astronomy guest speakers - enjoy unprecedented personal contact with amazing people doing amazing things!
Depending on the local weather conditions, The WVAC holds a star observing get together or (Star-Party) on a bi-monthly basis at our designated dark-sky location.
We have an active outreach program for the community to foster astronomy education and familiarity with the night sky and astronomical instruments.
For recreation, fun and education we arrange various field trips during the year to other observatories or labs, and to other locations to interact with experts and other enthusiasts.
Join Us …
Astronomically low membership dues ensure you never miss an exciting meeting or our special events and field trips and ability to contribute as well.
- 9:00 am – 10:00 am, September 28, 2023 – Safely Seeing the Sun @ The Peoria Main Library
- 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, October 3, 2023 – Steve Bradshaw: How Far Away Is That?
- 10:00 am – 11:00 am, October 7, 2023 – Safely Seeing the Sun @ Peoria Sunrise Mountain Library
- 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm, October 7, 2023 – Star Party
- 9:15 am – 10:14 am, October 14, 2023 – Eclipse Day Party @ El Mirage Library