Welcome to the VAAS locations web page.
VAAS primarily operates out of three sites.
- Club meetings are held at Mazanita Charter School.
- The observatory is located on the old Maple High School campus.
- An observing site on Figueroa Mountain in the Las Padres National Forrest.
There's a Google map at the bottom of this page with all of VAAS' sites.
Manzanita Charter School - Club Meetings
Manzanita Charter School is located at 991 Mountain View Blvd, Vandenberg
AFB, CA 93437.
This is near the intersection of Katsura Avenue. The school is located on Vandenberg AFB property, but it is in a public access area (i.e. you don't have to go through any security gates).
VAAS meetings are held in the teachers lounge on the second Friday of the
month and start at 7:00PM.
Note: We do not have club meetings in July and August.
Visitors are welcome, and encouraged, to attend club meetings.
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The old Maple High School campus - Observatory
The Maple High School campus is on Carob Street just a few hundred yards away from the Manzanita Charter School campus. The observatory is located in the ENE corner of the athletic field.
The GPS coordinates of the observatory are: 34°44'49", -120°30'7" or 34.747, -120.502
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Observing Site 1.5 on Figueroa Mountain
The directions to the observing site at Figueroa Mountain are a little longer and have their own web page.Directions to Site 1.5 on Figueroa Mtn.
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