Below are events that our club regularly hosts:
Year-round Star Parties – Enjoy the company of experienced telescope operators, ask questions, view the dark sky.
Special Field Trips – Visit University Programs, Meteor Labs, Outdoor large Telescopes, Mirror Labs, etc.
Please check out these upcoming events:
Peoria Library Public Star Party – Our first star party was such a success that WVAC has been asked to participate in two star parties for the Peoria Libraries. The general public must preregister at the libraries. All WVAC member are welcome to attend, we will be looking for volunteers to share their knowledge of the night sky and/or their telescopes. If you would like to volunteer please contact John Hiatt.
Viewing will begin at 7:00pm
Sunrise Mountain Library at 98th Avenue and Lake Pleasant Parkway, September 13th
Peoria Main Library at 85th Ave. and Monroe, September 27th
October 16th International Observe the Moon Night
Heritage Park 15210 W. Sweetwater Ave, Surprise AZ
Viewing Begins at 6:00pm ending around 9:00pm
Alamo Lake State Park “Night Under the Stars” November 6th 2021 This event is located at the Alamo Lake State Park and is hosted by the Verde Valley Astronomy club. WVAC will be providing additional telescopes and support. This event is free to the public. Click Here for the link to Park Reservation and information page. Click Here for the link to the Verde Valley Astronomy Club Website
November 6th Surprise SciTech Festival
Lowell Observatory Trip(POSTPONED/Rescheduling) (Events Planner: Paul Bleikamp) (Members Only Event)
WVAC Meteor Crater Trip(POSTPONED/Reschedulging) The Club is planning a visit to our state’s Meteor Crater early next year. We will have our very own tour guide who will take us out on the rim. The modernized facility contains a restaurant, a gift shop and a fascinating rock shop. A movie, “IMPACT, The Mystery of Meteor Crater” plays at regular intervals in their Big Screen Theater. The trip up north is about a 2-3 hour drive and we will have the same van service that we are using on our Mirror Lab trip for about the same price or people could car pool on their own. The crater has a very interesting history and a great deal of science. Ron Langlois is leading this trip. More information about this trip will be given out as soon as it is made available.
Previous Events… For a list of previous events click here
A Go/No-Go will be posted before sunset (around 4pm) the day of, for those looking to attend (People on the notification list will receive email notification for these events). Please join us with a telescope (or without) for a few hours under a dark sky.