Vandenberg Amateur Astronomical Society (a.k.a. VAAS)


Welcome to the VAAS Calendar of Events.

  • Everyone is welcome to attend club meetings and star parties.
    If you are passing through town, have an interest in astronomy, or just want to look through a telescope, then please join us.

  • Star parties are weather-permitting events, and the number of club members attending can vary a great deal due to a variety of reasons. We can't guarantee you will find anyone there even if it's on our calendar. If you are participating for the first time, it is best to coordinate with a club member that is going.

  • Star Parties usually start just before sunset.

  • Star party etiquette should be followed as much as possible. Bright lights ruin night vision, so try to get there before it gets dark and use a red flashlight or keep flashlights off.

2017 Star Party Calendar (Download PDF)
Qtr Moon Qtr Moon New Moon
January 7th @ Obs 21st @ Obs 28th @ Obs
February 4th @ Obs 18th @ Obs 25th @ Obs
March 4th @ Obs 18th @ Obs 25th @ Fig
April 1st @ Obs 22nd @ Obs 29th @ Fig
May 6th @ Obs 20th @ Obs 27th @ Fig
June 3rd @ Obs 17th @ Obs 24th @ Fig
July 1st @ Obs 29th @ Obs 22nd @ Fig
August 12th @ Obs 26th @ Obs 19th @ Fig
September 16th @ Obs 30th @ Obs 23rd @ Fig
October 14th @ Obs 28th @ Obs 21st @ Fig
November 11th @ Obs 25th @ Obs 18th @ Obs
December 9th @ Obs 23rd @ Obs 16th @ Obs
Locations: Obs=Observatory Fig=Figueroa Mtn.
Qtr Moon = Approximate Phase