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 Star Party
on 7/25 at Peck Farm
Our event is a "Go" regardless of weather
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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
Saturday, July 25, 2015 8pm Saturn in the Summer Sky 8:30 pm -- Peck Farm Park parking lot.
Saturday, August 22, 2015 7:30pm Observing in August 8:00 pm -- Peck Farm Park parking lot.
Saturday, September 26, 2015 7:00pm The Skies the Dinosaur Saw 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, July 13, 2015 The Dark Energy Survey – First Results 7:30 pm -- Peck Farm Lecture Barn
Monday, August 10, 2015 Meteors and Meteorites 7:30 pm -- Peck Farm Lecture Barn
Monday, September 14, 2015 TBD 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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