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WVAS Public Events for 2017

Several times during the warm weather months WVAS hosts free public stargazing Open Houses. Join us to see our moon, planets, constellations, star clusters, nebulas, and even other galaxies. Viewing is done with the human eye, binoculars, and telescopes. Activities include short slide shows, constellation identification tutorials, and celestial observation. Open Houses at the West Lafayette Observatory usually last about an hour and a half but you may come and go as you please during the event.
Open House Schedule at the West Lafayette Observatory
(Unless otherwise noted)
April 1 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
May 6 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
June 3 - This will be a solar viewing event in the afternoon. (TBD)
September 9 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
October 7 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Stargazing sessions are canceled if it is windy or if the sky is mostly cloudy.
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Wabash Valley Astronomical Society Event Calendar from the Night Sky Network.
Prairie Grass Observatory Open Houses
We help support the regularly scheduled open houses at the Prairie Grass Observatory (PGO). Their schedule is located here. Directions to PGO can be found here.

Indiana Family Star Party (IFSP)
Jointly with the Prairie Grass Observatory (PGO), the Indiana Astronomical Society, and the Muncie Astronomy Club, we host a regional family-oriented star party for a weekend each year at Camp Cullom. Camp Cullom is located in a dark rural location between Mulberry and Frankfort, Indiana. PGO is on the grounds of Camp Cullom. The dates for our next IFSP are listed on the PGO site at www.indianastars.us/starparty/.