Bringing knowledge of astronomy and enjoyment of the night sky to the Chippewa Valley of west-central Wisconsin
Astronomy Day 2017
Saturday May 6th, 10am to 3pm
UWEC Phillips Science Hall
Various Astronomical Displays
Solar Observing (if skies are clear)
Radio Astronomy Demonstration
Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series
Saturday May 20th, 8pm
This program topic is best suited for middle school an up.
Public observing following the 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
2017 CVAS Officers:
Mike Brown - President
Emmett Kyle - Vice President
Rick Swenson - Secretary
Bill Childs - Treasurer
Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society
PO Box 765
Eau Claire, WI 54702
CVAS is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductable to the extent allowed by law.