VCAS Event Schedule

Upcoming Events

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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. 

Star Party at Chuchupate

August 31, 2024 @ 8:00 pm

Observing will be in the parking lot for the Frazier Mountain trailhead behind the Chuchupate Ranger Station.

Star Party @ the Charles Temple Observatory, Moorpark College

September 28, 2024 @ 8:30 pm

The evening will start with a short presentation of the night sky followed by stargazing though the Observatory and pad telescopes. 

Observe the Moon Star Party

October 19, 2024 @ 8:00 pm

VCAS General Meeting

November 15, 2024 @ 7:00 pm

Recent History of Events

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VCAS General Meeting: Flying with Ingenuity - From Concept to 72 Flights

June 28, 2024 @ 7:00 pm
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VCAS General Meeting with talk on "How to Choose a Telescope"

May 24, 2024 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for our monthly meeting with guest speaker Dave Holland. Dave has over 40 years experience as an astronomer including being a supporting VCAS member. Along with being an avid observer, astrophotography has also been a big part of his hobby with the occasional published image. Dave has built a few telescopes in the past. He is currently a lab assistant and doing equipment maintenance for Moorpark College's Astronomy courses.

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VCAS General Meeting - Review of Total Solar Eclipse

April 26, 2024 @ 7:00 pm

This Friday night we are reviewing the Total Solar Eclipse 

Ventura County Astronomical Society meeting, REVIEW of the April 8th Total Solar Eclipse

Members are sharing the Total Solar Eclipse experience.

All are invited- bring the family and friends.