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 on Mountain View Boulevard at 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).
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
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.