About VCAS

The mission of VCAS is to inform and educate Ventura County residents about astronomy and to promote interest in, and encourage participation in, astronomy as a hobby.

Our History

  • 1960s - Founded as the "Oxnard Model Rocket and Astronomy Club"
  • 1968-1970 - Transitioned to the "Ventura County Astronomy Association"
  • 1971 - Officially became the "Ventura County Astronomical Society"
  • 2021 - Celebrated our 50th anniversary!

VCAS is a Non-Profit Organization

EIN: 95-3152618

The VENTURA COUNTY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, INCORPORATED, is a non-profit Education/Research Association registered in accordance with both state and federal law as a 501 (c) 3 entity.