The Benefits of becoming a Ventura County Astronomical Society member:
Borrow VCAS telescopes for your own use
Attend special events
Astronomical Trips to Observatories
James Webb Space Telescope tours at Northrup Grumman (see tour information listed below)
Trips to remote Star Parties
Vote in Society elections
Be a Board of Directors member to contribute your enthusiasm in improving the Society
Volunteer at Outreach Events
Received a quarterly copy of "Reflector" Astronomy magazine from the Astronomical League
Wear your personal VCAS Member Badge
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Student Membership $25
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Dear VCAS Members,
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been mated to the bus and sunshield. Our visitors on Tour 21, 2019-08-26, were among the first to see the magnificent result.
This is to announce that VCAS Winter 2020 Tours to the JWST are now open for signups. These tours are scheduled for Mondays with arrival for visitors requested by 09:00 or 09:30, depending on the tour date, for receiving preprinted visitors' badges, the welcoming presentation on aerospace technology, and JWST observation at Northrop Grumman Space Park in Redondo Beach.
Each tour will last about one and one-half hours. Each tour will require about 1/4 mile of walking between buildings. Water and restrooms are available along the tour route. Visitors must be able to walk up stairs.
Again: Tours to JWST are free, and parking at Northrop Grumman is free and usually abundant.
Please remember that no photography or recording of any kind is permitted anywhere on this national defense site.
Thanks to all who have already attended during the summer tours! Including several of our members who have returned for another look!
Tour # Date Available Arrive By
36 12/23/2019 3 09:30
37 01/06/2020 0 09:30
38 01/13/2020 12 09:30
39 01/20/2020 10 09:30
40 01/27/2020 12 09:00
Contact Phil Regier VCAS.firstname.lastname@example.org to register for any of the above tours.
If you have a few minutes check out the video below which answers some of questions about the James Webb Space Telescope.