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Welcome to the East Valley Astronomy Club (EVAC). Since 1987 we have been dedicated to developing the hobby of astronomy through personal observing, and the sharing of our knowledge and resources with the general public. We are a registered Arizona 501 (c)(3) corporation, and our key objectives are:

  • Encouragement of astronomy and space science through our monthly meetings the third Friday of each month, and through observing with fellow astronomy enthusiasts
  • Increasing public awareness through our Public Star Party, the second Friday of each month, and by sponsoring observing sessions for the general public and local area schools
  • Operation of the Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory (GRCO) each Friday and Saturday evening for public viewing from dark until 9:30 PM

Please check our Calendar for more information about our many activities, or if you would like EVAC to host an event at your school or organization please complete the EVAC Outreach Request form.

We hope you will join us in supporting a great hobby, and encouraging astronomy and science education for future generations.

For communication about individuals who are going out to observe, please join the Arizona Observing group at az-observing@freelists.org. Members who submit their emails when they join EVAC can be assured that we will never sell their email address or use it for non-club relevant solicitations.

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For questions or comments about this site, please contact Martin Pieczonka, EVAC Webmaster .

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