©2019 Photograph by Bernard Miller
FORGING A NETWORK WITH AN INTEREST IN ASTRONOMY AND OBSERVING
ROTARY CENTENNIAL OBSERVATORY
The East Valley Astronomy Club manages the Centennial Observatory through agreement with the Town of Gilbert Parks and Recreation Department. Staff are all volunteers who embrace sharing their love of astronomy and space science.
Open for Public Viewing Friday and Saturday evenings
Sunset - 9:30pm
Located at 2757 E Guadalupe Road in the Gilbert Riparian Preserve next to the Gilbert Library at Greenfield and Guadalupe.
Donations welcome. Suggested donation $5/family or $3/adult.
* weather permitting
Friday and Saturday Evening:
Sunset - 9:30 PM
©2019 Photograph by Bruce LaFrance
East Valley Astronomy Club (EVAC) is a group of more than 200 astronomy enthusiasts in the eastern part of the Valley of the Sun. We started out in 1987 as a small band of amateur astronomers in the eastern suburbs of Phoenix, hence the name "East Valley Astronomy Club." We became a nonprofit, registered Arizona 501 (c) (3) corporation in 1995.
Our membership now includes people from all over the valley, even a few from out of town. Our purpose is simple: to forge a network of friendly people with a common interest in star-gazing and astronomical science.
We also promote public awareness and education of astronomy by sponsoring viewing sessions for both the general public and local area schools.
EVAC appreciates donations of used equipment. Any donation is tax deductible and we want to help these items find a good home. Proceeds benefit the programs of the club. Click the "Used Equipment for Sale" button to see current items and pricing.
EVAC also has telescopes for weekly rental available for club members to test drive equipment . Click the "Equipment for Rent" button to see what is currently available.
Monthly Meetings Address
Southeast Regional Library
775 N. Greenfield Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234
PO Box 2202
Mesa, AZ 85214-2202
Membership Questions or Address/Email Change:
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Club Events, Activities, School Parties:
Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory:
Astronomical League Membership: AL Coordinator