In partnership with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Vandenberg Amateur Astronomical Society
The Vandenberg Amateur Astronomical Society (VAAS) is your local astronomy club if you live in or near California's Santa Barbara County communities of Vandenberg Air Force Base, Vandenberg Village, Lompoc, Santa Maria, Orcutt, Guadalupe, and maybe even Buellton, Solvang, Santa Ynez, Ballard, Los Olivos, Los Alamos, etc.
Monthly membership meetings are generally held at Manzanita Charter School in the teachers lounge on the second Friday of the month at 7:00 PM. Visitors to the area and anyone interested in astronomy are welcome, and encouraged, to attend these meetings.
Note: There are no meetings during the months of July and August (summer vacations) and December meetings are sometimes held at a private residence.
Please call to confirm time & location of particular meetings.
Please feel free to visit the VAAS newsletter archiveand read our current newsletter or all of the other editions we have on the website.
Below is a picture of the Endeavour Center Observatory. This is where we host most of our star parties. Please see item #3 on the "Map" tab for directions.
The picture below is site 1.5 at Figueroa Montain. This is where we host new moon star parties during the spring, summer, and fall. Please see item #2 on the "Map" tab for directions.