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


Welcome to the VAAS Visitors Center.

VAAS is located on the central California coast. Our two primary meeting locations, Manzanita Charter School and the old Maple High School, are located on Vandenberg AFB property near the main gate. They are both in "public access" areas of the base and you don't have to go through any security gates or have passes to get there. Please follow the "Locations" link to the left for directions

Vandenberg AFB is located just a few minutes away from Lompoc, CA, and Santa Maria, CA. VAFB is about a 45 minute drive from either Santa Barbara (south) and San Luis Obispo (north).

If you

then please join us at one of our club meetings or star parties. Our meetings, and star parties, are open to the public and visitors are always welcome. You can find out about our upcoming events by clink on the "Events Calendar" link to the left.

If you would like to attend a star party but don't have a telescope, don't worry. Our members will gladly let you look through their telescopes.

Other Clubs in the area

There are two other astronomy clubs in the area. Links are provided below for your convenience. If you can't make it to one of our events, maybe you can make it to one of theirs.

Further Questions

If you have any questions about VAAS, or one of our events, please don't hesitate to contact the club.