Welcome to CVAS


Public Observing at Hobbs Observatory:  Due to the CoVID-19 pandemic, social distancing requirements and for the health and safety of our volunteers and guests CVAS has not yet scheduled any public observing events or astronomy programs for 2021.

CVAS Business Meetings:  Monthly business meetings are being held via Zoom.

Northwoods Starfest 2021:  NWSF 2021 is scheduled for August 6th, 7th and 8th if public health guidelines and Beaver Creek guidelines related to the pandemic allow.

The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society (CVAS) is an amateur astronomy organization in Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley.

The society members have a broad spectrum of astronomical interests from casual to serious visual observing, astro-photography, radio astronomy, and telescope building.

The society holds monthly business meetings, club observing nights, and performs public outreach at Hobbs Observatory located at Beaver Creek Reserve, Phoenix Park in downtown Eau Claire, and other locations.

The society hosts Northwoods Starfest,  a regional star party held in August that is attended by amateur astronomers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan.

CVAS is a 501(c)3 organization.  All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.