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The Fox Valley Astronomical Society
Providing "out of this world" celestial experiences to the Fox Valley area since 1944


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Please join us for our Public Star Party on 11/8 at Peck Farm.
Our event is a "Go" regardless of weather.  Click on this link for more details.

 

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The Fox Valley Astronomical Society

Our club consists of members from Batavia, Elburn, Geneva, St. Charles and the surrounding communities and is committed to providing "out of this world" celestial experiences for adults and youngsters of all ages.  The night sky is filled with many treasures including our planets, star clusters, nebulas, and numerous constellations.  There has never been a better time to explore the delectable sites of our universe.  Why not get started today by attending one of our club meetings or a public star party?   


Public Star Parties
 

Venus transit - June 2012

Venus transit - June 2012
Orion Nebula Hercules Start Cluster (M13) Pleaides (m45) Andromeda Galaxy

Our club is proud to sponsor a free monthly public star party at the Peck Farm Park in Geneva, Illinois. On the dates and times specified below, our members host a short optional presentation in the meeting barn, then set-up their telescopes in the parking lot for public viewing. Get a tour of the planets and galaxy from our friendly members in the Peck Farm parking lot. Our star parties provide a personalized experience and our members are always glad to answer questions. Don't forget to bring your friends and family!  If the weather doesn't cooperate for the scheduled evening, there will be a bonus presentation.

Date Discussion Topic Public Observing Time and Location
Thursday, October 23, 2014 Come join us to view the partial solar eclipse @ 3507 Kaneville Road in Geneva, IL. Persinger Recreation Center @ 4:30pm - across from Peck Farm.
Saturday, November 8, 2014 7:00pm - Brief History of the Moon 7:30 pm -- Peck Farm Park parking lot.
Saturday, December 6, 2014 7:00pm - Protecting Earth against cosmic radiation 7:30 pm -- Peck Farm Park parking lot.
Sun Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune


Club Meetings

The public is welcome to attend our monthly club meetings on the second Monday of each month.   Each meeting usually has a discussion topic, information on upcoming club star parties, followed by casual conversation.
 

Below is a schedule of upcoming meetings as well as the locations and times.

Date Discussion Topic Meeting Time and Location
Monday, November 10, 2014 The Struve Dynasty:  Four Generations of Astronomers. 7:30 pm -- Peck Farm Lecture Barn
Monday, December 8, 2014 Show and Tell Swap Meet 7:30 pm -- Peck Farm Lecture Barn

The Fox Valley Astronomy Society is proud to be affiliated with both the Night Sky Network and International Dark Sky Association.

  

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