Vancouver, Washington USA


The Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers are a loosely knit group of amateur astronomers from the Vancouver / Portland area dedicated to sharing a view of the heavens with all who are interested. Typically a "Star Party" is scheduled and interested individuals are notified of the time and place. Frequently a telescope or other equipment is demonstrated for the budding astronomer. At times a general invitation to the public is advertised in "The Columbian".
At a star party all interested are welcome to stop and take a peek through the telescopes. Occasionally astronomy classes are given with a star party following. Teachers are welcome to contact us regarding setting up star parties for individual classes.

Star parties provide an excellent way to be introduced to astronomy. Unlike most sciences, the amateur can play a major role in astronomy. Most of the commercial or institutional telescopes have to be put to some very specialized uses in order to justify the cost of their existence. Many tasks of astronomy can only be accomplished by dedicated amateur astronomers equipped with small telescopes and simple equipment.


 Contact

E-mail VSA Founder Stan Seeberg if you would like to receive information about upcoming sky events or have any questions.






Upcomming 2020 Star Parties

What's in our current sky? Visit Skymaps for details


Star Parties for the following:

OREGON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY [OMSI]
VANCOUVER SIDEWALK ASTRONOMERS [VSA]


Local Weather


Mount St. Helens Volcano Watch


   


 

Astronomy Clubs
Central Oregon Astronomical Society
China Lake Astronomical Society
Eugene Astronomical Society
Liverpool Astronomical Societies
Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers
Minnesota Sidewalk Astronomers
New Orleans Sidewalk Astronomy
Northern Arizona Astronomy
Origins of sidewalk astronomy
Rose City Astronomers
Roswell Astronomy Club
San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers
Seattle Astronomical Society
Toronto Sidewalk Astronomers
Yakima Valley Astronomy Club



Astronomy Information
Astronomy
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Carl Sagan
Heavens Above
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Meteor Crater
NASA
Planetary Society
SEDS Messier Catalog
SETI Institute
Sky & Telescope
Solar System Live
SPACE.com



Observatories
Big Bear Solar Observatory
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
Goldendale Observatory
Griffith Observatory
Lick Observatory    
Mauna Loa Observatory
Mt Wilson Observatory
Pine Mountain Observatory



Astronomy & Science
AMSKY
Astronomy Links
Cool Science Sites
OMSI
SETI@home


Webmaster: Marc Chamberlin


Moon image courtesy of Patricia Ferry at Memaloose State Park on September 6, 2003.