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


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Welcome to the VAAS Calendar of Events.

Upcoming Events

  • June 8, 2018: VAAS meeting at Manzanita School (7:00-8:00PM).

VAAS meetings and star parties.

  • 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.

2018 Star Party Calendar (Download PDF)
Qtr Moon Qtr Moon New Moon
January 13th @ Obs 27th @ Obs 20th @ Obs
February 10th @ Obs 24th @ Obs 17th @ Obs
March 10th @ Obs 24th @ Obs 17th @ Obs
April 7th @ Obs 21st @ Obs 14th @ Obs(Fig)
May 5th @ Obs 19th @ Obs 12th @ Obs(Fig)
June 9th @ Obs 23rd @ Obs 16th @ Obs(Fig)
July 7th @ Obs 21st @ Obs 14th @ Obs(Fig)
August 4th @ Obs 18th @ Obs 11th @ Obs(Fig)
September 1st @ Obs 15th @ Obs 8th @ Obs(Fig)
October 13th @ Obs 20th @ Obs 6th @ Obs
November 3rd @ Obs 17th @ Obs 10th @ Obs
December 1st @ Obs 15th @ Obs 8th @ Obs
Locations: Obs=Observatory Fig=Figueroa Mtn.(Optional)
Qtr Moon = Approximate Phase