Bringing knowledge of astronomy and enjoyment of the night sky to the Chippewa Valley of west-central Wisconsin
Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series
Saturday 8/20, 8:00pm
"From Pinholes to Palomar - Simple Ways of Thinking About How Telescopes Work"
Observing folloing program if skies are clear.
About the society:
The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society (CVAS) is an amateur astronomy organization in Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley.
The society members have a broad spectrum of astronomical interests from casual to serious visual observing, astro-photography, radio astronomy, and telescope building.
The society holds monthly business meetings, monthly club observing sessions, and performs public outreach at Hobbs Observatory and other locations.
The society hosts Northwoods Starfest, a regional star party attended by amateur astronomers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan.
CVAS membership is open to anyone with an interest in astronomy. Yearly membership dues are $20 for individuals, $25 for families, and $10 for full time students. Membership runs from January 1st to December 31st each year. Members receive email notices of all upcoming club events.
For an additional cost of $7.50, members may become a member of the Astronomical League (a national group of amateur astronomers). This membership the quarterly publication Reflector.
A membership form is available HERE
2015 CVAS Officers:
Mike Brown - President
Emmett Kyle - Vice President
Rick Swenson - Secretary
Bill Childs - Treasurer
Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society
P. O. Box 765