First Fridays at Ivy Creek – Star Party Edition!

Ivy Creek Natural Area 1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville, VA

Learn from a short indoor astronomy lecture about the upcoming events in the heavens. Then after the skies darken CAS volunteers will help point out constellations and nebula. Use the Charlottesville Astronomical Society’s telescopes or bring your own. Free and open to all! The Astronomy Presentation in the Education Center from 8:00...

Free

Group Night at McCormick Observatory

McCormick Observatory 600 McCormick Road, Charlottesville, VA

CAS will host this private event for an astronomy presentation in the classroom and then the group will observe the night sky with 26" McCormick telescope. The group this evening will be a local home school group of about 20 attendees of 7th to 10th graders, siblings and parents.

Free

Night Skies at Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park

Big Meadows Skyline Dr Mile 51, Shenandoah National Park, VA 22835, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

National Parks are becoming a refuge for people from city light pollution. Guests will be instructed in constellation identification, astronomical objects locations and how to use binoculars for astronomy. Full Lunar Eclipse this evening starting at 9:30 pm and reaching full totality at 11:29 pm. Free to all park visitors....

Free

Group Night at McCormick Observatory

McCormick Observatory 600 McCormick Road, Charlottesville, VA

CAS will host this private event for an astronomy presentation in the classroom and then the group will observe the night sky with 26" McCormick telescope. The group this evening will be 40 families associated with UVA Children's Hospital during this May Mental Health Month.

Free

Night Skies at Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park

Big Meadows Skyline Dr Mile 51, Shenandoah National Park, VA 22835, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

National Parks are becoming a refuge for people from city light pollution. Guests will be instructed in constellation identification, astronomical objects locations and how to use binoculars for astronomy. Full Highlights tonight will be the Beehive Cluster (M44), the Great Orion Globular Cluster (M13) and the Ring Nebula (M57). Free...

Free

June CAS Meeting

Leander McCormick Observatory 600 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA
Free

First Friday Solar Observing at Ivy Creek Natural Area

Ivy Creek Natural Area 1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville, VA

Steve Layman, President of the Charlottesville Astronomical Society, will host a Solar Observing Session at Ivy Creek Natural Area on every other First Friday of the month.  From 12 Noon to 12:30 pm, Steve will make a astronomical presentation in the Education Center and then will provide solar observing using ...

Free

Night Skies at Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park

Big Meadows Skyline Dr Mile 51, Shenandoah National Park, VA 22835, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

National Parks are becoming a refuge for people from city light pollution. Guests will be instructed in constellation identification, astronomical objects locations and how to use binoculars for astronomy. Full Highlights tonight will be the Beehive Cluster (M44), the Great Orion Globular Cluster (M13) and the Ring Nebula (M57). Free...

Free

Night Skies at Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park

Big Meadows Skyline Dr Mile 51, Shenandoah National Park, VA 22835, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

National Parks are becoming a refuge for people from city light pollution. Guests will be instructed in constellation identification, astronomical objects locations and how to use binoculars for astronomy. Full Highlights tonight will be the Beehive Cluster (M44), the Great Orion Globular Cluster (M13) and the Ring Nebula (M57). Free...

Free

First Fridays at Ivy Creek – Star Party Edition!

Ivy Creek Natural Area 1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville, VA

Learn from a short indoor astronomy lecture about the upcoming events in the heavens. Then after the skies darken CAS volunteers will help point out constellations and nebula. Use the Charlottesville Astronomical Society’s telescopes or bring your own. Free and open to all! The Astronomy Presentation in the Education Center from 8:00...

Free

Night Skies at Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park

Big Meadows Skyline Dr Mile 51, Shenandoah National Park, VA 22835, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

National Parks are becoming a refuge for people from city light pollution. Guests will be instructed in constellation identification, astronomical objects locations and how to use binoculars for astronomy. Highlights tonight will be the 8% Crescent Moon, M13, M57 (Ring Nebula), and the Milky Way. Free to all park visitors....

Free

July CAS Meeting

Leander McCormick Observatory 600 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA
Free

Group Night at McCormick Observatory

McCormick Observatory 600 McCormick Road, Charlottesville, VA

CAS will host this private event for an astronomy presentation in the classroom and then the group will observe the night sky with 26" McCormick telescope. The group this evening will be the Vanderveer Home School Group.

Free

Astronomy On Tap

Three Notch'd Brewing Company 520 2nd Street SE, Charlottesville, Virginia

AoT C'ville is continuing in person events! Our next event will take place on Monday, July 11th at Three Notch'd Craft Kitchen and Brewery from 7-9pm EDT. We'll be set up inside and have our usual set of astronomy themed talks and trivia. This event is free and open to...

Free

Night Skies at Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park

Big Meadows Skyline Dr Mile 51, Shenandoah National Park, VA 22835, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

National Parks are becoming a refuge for people from city light pollution. Guests will be instructed in constellation identification, astronomical objects locations and how to use binoculars for astronomy. Highlights tonight will be M57 (Ring Nebula), Milky Way, Saturn, 92% and the Full Moon rises about10:30 PM. Free to all...

Free

Heidi’s Night at McCormick Observatory

McCormick Observatory 600 McCormick Road, Charlottesville, VA

The Charlottesville Astronomical Society host’s Heidi’s Night on the fifth Friday of the month (when there is a fifth Friday). The event is for students in grades 4 – 12 and their parents interested in astronomy. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in four activities during the evening. These...

Free

Night Skies at Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park

Big Meadows Skyline Dr Mile 51, Shenandoah National Park, VA 22835, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

National Parks are becoming a refuge for people from city light pollution. Guests will be instructed in constellation identification, astronomical objects locations and how to use binoculars for astronomy. Highlights tonight will be M57 (Ring Nebula), Milky Way, Saturn, 1.6% Crescent Moon, end of Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower,  ZHR 20, Pisces...

Free

August CAS Meeting

Leander McCormick Observatory 600 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA
Free

Starry Nights at Liberty Mills Farm

FREE event to talk with local astronomers and to learn and observe our beautiful night sky. Liberty Mills Farm Market will be open for ice cream and goodies! Bring binoculars, chairs and blankets and your sense of adventure. Event by Liberty Mills Farm15 years and younger must be accompanied by...

Free

Night Skies at Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park

Big Meadows Skyline Dr Mile 51, Shenandoah National Park, VA 22835, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

National Parks are becoming a refuge for people from city light pollution. Guests will be instructed in constellation identification, astronomical objects locations and how to use binoculars for astronomy. Highlights tonight will be Persied Meteor Shower, SuperMoon, Saturn, and Jupiter. Free to all park visitors. Binoculars, a blanket, chair, and...

Free