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Welcome to the East Valley Astronomy Club (EVAC). Since 1987 we have been dedicated to developing the hobby of astronomy through personal observing, and the sharing of our knowledge and resources with the general public. We are a registered Arizona 501 (c)(3) corporation, and our key objectives are:

  • Encouragement of astronomy and space science through our monthly meetings the third Friday of each month, and through observing with fellow astronomy enthusiasts
  • Increasing public awareness through our Public Star Party, the second Friday of each month, and by sponsoring observing sessions for the general public and local area schools
  • Operation of the Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory (GRCO) each Friday and Saturday evening for public viewing from dark until 9:30 PM

Please check our Calendar for more information about our many activities, or if you would like EVAC to host an event at your school or organization please complete the EVAC Outreach Request form.

EVAC will host the 2019 All Arizona Star Party at the Salome Emergency Airstrip. Click on 2019 AASP for details.

We hope you will join us in supporting a great hobby, and encouraging astronomy and science education for future generations.

To connect with other EVAC members, we have a Facebook Page. Please click here to request to be added to the FB group Join EVAC FB Group.

EVAC is also a member of the Astronomical League and EVAC members can join at a reduced rate: Join Astronomical League

If you would like to receive email announcements about EVAC meetings and activities please join the EVAC-Announce mailing list.  Click on the link below to subscribe.  Enter your full email address in the box titled User Options and press OK.  You will receive a confirmation email.  Your privacy is respected by EVAC and we will never sell your email address, or use it for non-club relevant solicitations.  This mailing list is designed for communication from EVAC, and does not enable users to respond to the message.  If you wish to contact club officers, please use the list on the Contact Us tab.

To subscribe to the EVAC Announce mail group click: 


To unsubscribe use the same link, enter your email address and select Unsubscribe from the "Choose An Action" list.

Another list that may be of interest is AZ-Observing. This list is about amateur observing in Arizona. To subscribe to the AZ-Observing group click:



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For questions or comments about this site, please contact Martin Pieczonka, EVAC Webmaster .

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