Monthly Business Meetings

Monthly business meetings from May through October are held on the first Saturday of each month at our Indian Hill Observatory.  They start at 8 pm, except for September (7:30 pm) and October (7:00 pm).  The club's observatories will be open for observing after each meeting (weather permitting).

The November through April meetings are held on the first Saturday of each month at the Geauga Park District's Sunnybrook Preserve Park.  Meetings begin at 7:30 pm, but members are available 30 minutes earlier to meet with prospective members or anyone who wishes to discuss astronomy with us.

Local Conventions, Star Parties and Other Club Events

CVAS works with the local park districts including Cleveland Metroparks, Lake County Metroparks, Geauga Park District, various schools and scout groups by hosting star parties at local parks, schools, Indian Hill Observatory and just about anywhere a group requests us.  We also host an annual convention at our Indian Hill observatory and participate in conventions with other Northeast Ohio clubs.  For the park programs, our Director of Observations, Bob Modic, will make the go/no go decision by 3 pm on the day of the event and notify all club members by e-mail.


Saturday, June 6, 2015
Monthly Business Meeting at Indian Hill Observatory.  The public is invited.  8:00 pm.

Waning Gibbous Moon

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Annual CVAS/OTAA picnic and star party at Indian Hill Observatory.  The public is invited.  6:00 pm - ?.

Waxing Crescent Moon

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Monthly Business Meeting at Indian Hill Observatory.  The public is invited.  8:00 pm.

Waning Crescent Moon

Saturday, July 18, 2015
Cuyahoga Astronomical Association/OTAA picnic and star party at Letha House Park in Medina County.  Potluck dinner starts around 6:00 pm with speakers and a star party afterwards.

Waxing Crescent Moon

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Monthly Business Meeting at Indian Hill Observatory.  The public is invited.  8:00 pm.

Full Moon

Saturday, August 8, 2015
Super Star Party at the Lake Metroparks' Penitentiary Glen.  This public star party has numerous indoor and outdoor activities and can draw 500 people if the weather is clear.  Rain or shine.  8:00 pm - 11:00 am.

Last Quarter Moon

Saturday, August 15, 2015
OTAA picnic and star party at the Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society observatory in Braceville.  Potluck dinner starts around 5:00 pm with speakers and a star party afterwards.

New Moon

Saturday, September 5, 2015
Monthly Business Meeting at Indian Hill Observatory.  The public is invited.  7:30 pm.

Last Quarter Moon

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Black River Astronomical Society/OTAA picnic and star party at Birmingham United Methodist Church in Lorain County.  Potluck dinner starts around 6:00 pm with speakers and a star party afterwards.

New Moon

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Public star party at the Lake Metroparks' Girdled Road Reservation.  Set-up time is 7:30 pm.  The program runs from 8:00-11:00 pm.

First Quarter Moon

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Monthly Business Meeting at Indian Hill Observatory.  The public is invited.  7:00 pm.

Waning Gibbous Moon

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Monthly Business Meeting at the Geauga Park District's Sunnybrook Preserve.  The public is invited.  7:30 pm EST.

Waning Crescent