Welcome to the
Virginia Association of Astronomical Societies
2012 Conference Website!
This year's conference is being hosted by the Richmond Astronomical Society. We've got a great program planned including top-notch speakers at a great centrally located venue with dark skies for observing. So put Saturday, September 15 on your calendar and plan to join us for a great day (and night) of astronomy! And spread the word to your friends!
- Door Prizes!
- Swap Tables! Bring your used astro gear to sell or trade!
- Solar Observing!
- Astro club leaders, please bring your club displays to share ideas with other clubs!
- Camping* and two meals included in registration!
- Save $5 by using early registration!
Door Prize List (so far)
- Green laser pointer - OPT (Oceanside Photo and Telescope)
- Complimentary subscription - Astronomy Magazine
- Pocket Sky Atlas - Sky and Telescope
- Sky Atlas 2000.0 Deluxe - Sky and Telescope
- Complimentary memberships (2) - Astronomical Society of the Pacific
- Misc. Astronomical Accessories - Orion Telescopes and Binoculars
*Attendees at VAAS may camp (small tents) on the grounds of the Cub Scout Camp (around the Lodge where we'll be observing) at no extra charge. There is also a bunkhouse (called the Fort) within walking distance of the Lodge that has beds (6 beds per room) that can be rented for an additional $15.00 per bed - per night. You would need to bring all your own supplies. Let Betty Wilson [ blpwilson(AT)aol.com ] know if you would like to sleep in the Fort so she can reserve a spot for you.
Check back to this web site for updates as we get closer to the conference.