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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

    • Annual Banquet

  • 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

Membership $35

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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.programs@gmail.com 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.