Ventura County Astronomical Society

Dedicated to helping stargazers of all ages learn about the joys of amateur astronomy through events, monthly meetings, star parties and community outreach.

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VCAS Open House and Telescope Clinic Star Party @ Charles Temple Observatory Moorpark College

July 27, 2024 @ 5:00 pm

Come on out and bring your telescopes to our Telescope clinic and Star Party. If you are new to using a telescope or just need some assistance with fine tuning your telescope, our experienced club members will be available to assist you. As we reach dusk, we will have a short presentation, followed by pointing out different stars in the night sky and observing through the Observatory and telescopes set up on the observing pad. All are welcome. Pets are not allowed. To view through the Observatory telescope, you will need to be able to walk up/down stairs as access is not wheelchair accessible. 

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How to Watch the Solar Eclipse

March 29, 2024

Featured in the Ventura County Star, VCAS members provide insights and guidance for watching the upcoming total solar eclipse.

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VCAS Family Membership

Membership includes families of up to 5 people.
$35 per year

July Skies

Sagittarius contains several well-known nebulae, including the Lagoon Nebula, the Omega Nebula, and the Trifid Nebula. There are some really nice Globular Clusters too, like M22, M69 and M70 for example. This region of the Milky Way contains many types of deep sky objects for your observing pleasure. 

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