The society holds a variety of events, some members-only, but most are open to the public.
Open Meetings: Open meetings are for all club members and interested members of the general public who would like to attend. Please see the Meetings drop-down page for our meeting schedule.
Business Meetings: Business meetings are for members only and are gatherings of the club officers and other club members who would like to attend. Please see the Meetings drop-down page for more on business meetings.
Public Open Houses and Outreach Events: We offer free public solar and stargazing sessions. These events normally include observing with an astronomical telescope and constellation finding. Open Houses also typically include a space or astronomy-related presentation. Please see the Public Events drop-down page for a schedule and more details.
Beginner Telescope Workshops: These are events held to help people learn to use telescopes that they may have or may be interested in acquiring. Please see the Beginner Telescope Workshop drop-down page for sign-up and more details.
Telescope Fairs: Anyone interested in acquiring a telescope for astronomy is urged to attend a WVAS Telescope Fair, if possible. Various types and sizes of telescopes are described and demonstrated, with a chance to look through them, weather permitting. We let you know what features are desirable and which things to avoid. After getting a telescope, we recommend attending a WVAS Beginner Telescope Workshop to find out how to use it.
Indiana Family Star Party:
The Indiana Family Star Party is an annual, regional gathering of amateur astronomers and their families. The public is invited on the weekend dates. Please see our drop-down Star Parties page for more details.
Private Outreach Events: We also offer non-public events for private groups or organizations. See the Outreach drop-down page for more information.