VAAS 2015 – Charlottesville, VA

VAAS-2015October 3, 2015 – Charlottesville, VA

The Charlottesville Astronomical Society will host the 2015 VAAS (Virginia Association of Astronomical Societies) Conference at the headquarters of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory on the grounds of the University of Virginia (Google Map).  Presentations include:

Schedule (subject to change)

8:45-9:00 Welcome
9:00 – 9:50 Alan Aylward – Auroras and Atmospheric Observing
10:00 -10:50 Rob Capon – Robotic Telescopes and Automated Observing
11:00 -1:00 Lunch and vendor tables/swap tables
1:00 – 1:50 Shanil Virani – James Madison University Planetarium
2:00 – 2:50 Ricky Patterson – Older History of UVA Astronomy & Ed Murphy – Newer History of UVA Astronomy
3:00 – 3:50 David DeVorkin – The History of Astronomy on the Nation’s Mall
4:00 – 4:30 Closing remarks & Door Prize Drawing
7:00 – 8:00 Open House and tour of McCormick Observatory (Observing cancelled due to weather)

Leander_McCormick_ObservatoryThe day will also include a tour and observing at the Historic McCormick Observatory

For more information, please email Steve Layman.

Flyer with Schedule

Directions, Accommodations &
Local Restaurant Information!

Doorprizes! (more coming)

CelestronCrutchfieldLogoCelestron AstroMaster 130-EQ MD Reflector Telescope with 130mm (5-1/8″) aperture and motor drive!

Starlight Instruments

Win a Starlight Instruments $100 Gift Certificate!



Win a One-Year Subscription to Astronomy Magazine!

Sky and Telescope Logo

Win a Pocket Sky Atlas and a Binoculars Highlights Book!


Explore Scientific

100 degree 20 mm Nitrogen Purged Eyepiece!

FINAL LOGO _7459 C-T#70DF30

Planetary Radio T- Shirt for sure and possible some other swag!



Oceanside Photo and Telescope has donated a pair of Celestron 8X40 G2 Binoculars!



Conference Registration Fee is $10 (Children under 12 free).  The fee gives you access to all of the day’s activities and 2 tickets to the prize drawing.

Pre-Registration and registration fee payment is required.  Please complete this registration form and then return here to make your payment via PayPal below.

Comments are closed.