About the Charlottesville Astronomical Society

The Charlottesville Astronomical Society (CAS) is an organization founded to promote the enjoyment of observing the stars and planets. CAS caters to individuals of all ages and levels of astronomical experience. We wish to interest the public in astronomy through naked-eye, telescopic, and binocular viewing as well as through talks and newsletters our organization sponsors.

We feel our Society has much to offer in information and activities for budding amateur astronomers as well as those who are simply curious about space. But, most of all, we try to make astronomy a thrilling experience for everyone.

We are fortunate to live in an area that can boast of relatively dark nights and where the Milky Way can still be seen just outside of Charlottesville. Join us as we explore the universe together!


Member Benefits: Why and How to Join
Club Members Receive:
  • Access to private dark sky observing sites.
  • Monthly meetings with members and invited speakers.
  • Monthly club star parties.
  • Observing at McCormick and Fan Mountain Observatories at dates arranged with UVa.
  • Mentoring by experienced amateurs in your area of interest.
  • Membership in the Astronomical League and the International Dark-Sky Association.
  • Login priviledges to our website and Yahoo eGroups.
  • Sky & Telescope and Astronomy magazine subscription discounts.
Annual Membership Dues are:
  • $25.00 per individual.
  • $30.00 per family.
  • $15.00 with a senior, student or military discount.
You may join at any time. Click Here For an Application for Membership.
CAS Contacts: Who to Call

CAS Club Bylaws