Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society


Bringing knowledge of astronomy and enjoyment of the night sky to the Chippewa Valley of west-central Wisconsin



November Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series

"Auroras" by CVAS member Emmett Kyle

Saturday November 19th, 8:00pm at Hobbs Observatory


Public observing following the program is 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.



Membership Information

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

Mail Address:

Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society

P. O. Box 765

Eau Claire,

WI  54702