Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society


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

About the society:

The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society (C.V.A.S.) is an amateur astronomy organization in Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley.

The society has about 50 members who have a broad cross section of astronomical interests. These include everything from casual observing of the constellations to detailed visual observing programs. Other interests include astrophotography, astrometry, CCD imaging, computer control of telescopes, photometry, telescope building and radio astronomy.

The club has monthly business meetings, along with monthly club observing sessions. The club also hosts many types of public outreach.

The club also hosts a regional star party which is attended by amateur astronomers from several states. This star party is named Northwoods Starfest.



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 from January 1st to December 31st each year. Members joining in the middle of the year may pro-rate their dues. Members receive email notices of all upcoming club events.

For an additional cost $7.50, members may choose to become a member of the Astronomical League ( a national group of amateur astronomers). This membership also includes a quarterly newsletter.


A member ship form is available HERE


2015 CVAS Officers

President           Mike Brown

Vice President    Emmett Kyle

Secretary          Heidi Conde

Treasurer          Bill Childs

Mail Address

Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society

P. O. Box 765

Eau Claire,

WI  54702