Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series (HOAS) programs are held on third Saturday on the month (except December) at 8:00pm in the classroom at Hobbs Observatory.   Programs on various astronomical related topics are presented CVAS members and invited guests.  Programs run 45-60 minutes in length.  Topics can be found in the events calendar.

Hobbs Public Observing sessions follow all HOAS programs.  Additional public observing sessions are held on clear Saturdays May through October as volunteers are available.  Public observing starts about an hour after sunset for about two hours.

Phoenix Park Observing sessions in downtown Eau Claire are held about once a month on a weekend evening around the first quarter moon late spring through early fall. Follow CVAS on Facebook to get these event notifications.

CVAS business meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm in the classroom at Hobbs Observatory.  People interested in joining CVAS are encourage to attend.

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May 2018

CVAS Business Meeting

Tuesday May 1 @ 7:30 pm
Hobbs Observatory, S1 County Road K
Fall Creek, WI 54742 United States

Monthly CVAS business meeting. Please attend if you are interested in becoming a member of CVAS.

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Astronomy Day

Saturday May 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
UWEC Phillips Science Hall, 110 Roosevelt Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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The annual Astronomy Day is held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday May 5th near the north entrance of Phillips Science Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. You can touch authentic meteorites, safely peer at sunspots, and learn where to see planets in the current night sky. A small working radio telescope will be detecting radio emission from the sun. Other activities include hands-on displays that highlight planets, spectroscopy, magnetism and radioactivity. There will be free short planetarium shows…

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Public Observing @ Hobbs

Saturday May 5 @ 9:15 pm
Hobbs Observatory, S1 County Road K
Fall Creek, WI 54742 United States

If skies are clear, observing starts about an hour after sunset for two hours. Sunset tonight is at 8:15 PM. Astronomical twilight ends (maximum darkness begins) at 10:15 PM.

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Public Observing @ Hobbs

Saturday May 12 @ 9:23 pm
Hobbs Observatory, S1 County Road K
Fall Creek, WI 54742 United States

If skies are clear, observing starts about an hour after sunset for two hours. Sunset tonight is at 8:23 PM. Astronomical twilight ends (maximum darkness begins) at 10:29 PM.

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Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series

Saturday May 19 @ 8:00 pm
Hobbs Observatory, S1 County Road K
Fall Creek, WI 54742 United States

Topic: TBD. Observing follows the program if skies are clear.

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