ORGANIZATIONS
OBSERVATORIES
American Association of Variable Star Observers Griffith Observatory
Astronomical League We are a Sustaining Member W.M. Keck Observatory
International Dark Sky Association Lowell Observatory
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mt. Palomar Observatory
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Mt. Stromlo Observatory
Mt. Wilson Observatory
Planetary Society McDonald Observatory
Space Telescope Science Institute The Hubble
WOW Western Observers Webring site
MAGAZINES
Space Place - For the kids Astronomy Magazine
Sky and Telescope Magazine
LOCAL CLUBS
HELPFUL INFORMATION China Lake Astronomical Society
Novice Adventures in Astronomy (pdf 215kb) The Local Group in Santa Clarita Valley
Astrophotography Primer (pdf 862kb) Ventura County Astronomical Society
Astronomy Essentials Summary (pdf 495kb) Astronomyclubs - A list of astronomy clubs
MEMBER PAGES
PLANETARIA
Tom Koonce This site has a wealth of information-If you're after anything about Astronomy, chances are you can find something useful here!
Fred Ley
Terry Pedroza
Steve Trotta
SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS Tom Varden
Distant Suns Windows and Macintosh Clint Whitman
Starry Night Windows and Macintosh
TUMOL: The Ultimate Messier Observer's Log
OUTSTANDING ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY SITES
Hallo northern sky A very good free program Chuck's Astrophotography
AstroCruise
MISCELLANEOUS
Chris Schur's Astrophotography
Astronomical World Wide Web Resources Chris Cook Astrophotography
Interactive Solar System Astrophotography by George Greaney
Real-time Satellite Visibility Bob and Janice Fera Astrophotography
Scope Reviews Tony and Daphne Hallas Astrophotography
StarDate Online John Gleason AstroImages
Eyepiece Power Calculator A Basic Primer for Astrophotography
OBSERVING LISTS
A list of lists
The RASC's Finest N.G.C. Objects List
Best objects in the New General Catalog
The A.L. Herschel 400 list
The A.L. Caldwell List
The List Generator
SAA 100 Best Non-Messier Objects

Announcements

 

 

Saturday April 29th:  ASTRONOMY DAY.
AVAC Dark Sky Star Party;  Red Cliffs Natural Area, Red Rock Canyon State Park 3:00 pm Sat April 29 - 8:00 am Sun April 30.
State Highway 14 approx 14 miles north of Mojave. Heading north on the 14, the road into the Red Cliffs Natural Area is a right turn about a quarter mile before (south) of the Abbot Road/Riccardo Campground  https://goo.gl/w1aA4Q

This is a Day Use Area only used by the AVAC with a Special Event Permit.

Friday May 5th, College of the Canyons, Canyon Country Campus, Spring Star Party. 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

Upcoming Events

Dark Sky Star Party
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017, 3:00PM - 8:00AM - Sunday, Apr 30, 2017
College of the Canyon Star Party
Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Club Meeting
Friday, May 12, 2017, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Prime Desert Woodland Moon Walk
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Riverside Telescope Makers Conference
Thursday, May 25, 2017, 12:00PM - 4:00PM - Monday, May 29, 2017