Consistent with closures by the Town of Gilbert and with concern for the well being of our at-risk members, our in-person meetings are cancelled until further notice. We are switching to virtual meetings for the near future.
If you would like an invitation to upcoming virtual meetings, please send a note to our VP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If observing privately in small groups, practice recommended social distancing and anti-contagion protocols.
Stay safe, and keep looking up!
©2019 Photograph by Bernard Miller
FORGING A NETWORK WITH AN INTEREST IN ASTRONOMY AND OBSERVING
Club general meetings are held monthly and include member presentations, a chance to socialize with fellow members and a prominent speaker from academia, industry, or other astronomical diciplines.
A great way to sharpen your observing skills while learning more about the night sky. The process provides structure and challenge in your observing sessions.
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.
Closed until further notice
Check our website or Facebook for future updates
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 Evening: Sunset - 9:30 PM
Saturday Evening: Sunset - 9:30 PM
Arrange for EVAC astronomers to bring their telescopes to your school, community, club or group.
Available Tuesday - Thursday,
usual starting time is sunset.
©2019 Photograph by David Kight
©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.
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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:
Meeting Speaking Topics:
Club Events, Activities, School Parties:
Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory:
Astronomical League Membership: AL Coordinator