Club Observing

Ivy Creek BarnThis Star Party event is open to the public on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 8 pm until 10 pm.  Jupiter, Mars and Saturn will all be in the sky for observing as well an many deep sky nebula, galaxies and stat clusters.  Club members will bring their telescopes, binoculars and green laser pointers to show everyone around the night sky.  Event cancels if cloudy or rainy.

Fan Mountain ObservatoryThe University of Virginia’s Astronomy Department will be hosting its Spring Open House at Fan Mountain Observatory on Friday, April 25 from dusk (about 8 pm) until about 11:30 pm.  All club members are invited to bring their telescopes, binoculars and any astronomical knowledge to share with the public.  Public attendees need to request free tickets by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the University of Virginia Astronomy Department.  Tickets typically run out about a month before the event so public attendees need to get their request in early.