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.
No HOAS programs are scheduled for 2021
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 an evening around the first quarter moon late spring through early fall. Follow CVAS on Facebook to get these event notifications.
Northwoods Starfest (NWSF) is annual star party hosted by CVAS. The star party is held on the weekend near the new moon in August. More information can be found on the NWSF page.
Astronomy Day is hosted by CVAS and the UW-Eau Claire department of Physics and Astronomy. Astronomy Day is typically held on the first Saturday in May on the UW-Eau Claire campus in and around the main entrance to Phillips Science Hall. The event features various display on astronomical tops, free planetarium shows, and solar observing if skies are clear.
The UWEC Planetarium is located in Phillips Science Hall on the UWEC campus. The planetarium offers planetarium shows at various times during the school year. For details visit the UWEC Planetarium page.