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


Welcome to the VAAS locations web page.

VAAS primarily operates out of three sites.

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.


Google Map of VAAS sites




View Map with Detailed List of All Locations