Bringing knowledge of astronomy and enjoyment of the night sky to the Chippewa Valley of west-central Wisconsin
ASTRONOMY DAY - Saturday May 7th
10am to 3pm @ UWEC Phillips Science Hall
Celebrate all things astronomy at this kid-friendly gathering. Displays, solar telescopes, radio telescope, meteorites, spectra, and radioactivity experiments will all be set up. Touch authentic meteorites, safely peer at sunspots, learn where to see planets, and many more hands-on activities. There will be short planetarium shows during the event.
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