About LVAS

The Las Vegas Astronomical Society is an organization of amateur astronomers, formed to promote amateur astronomy in Sourthern Nevada.  The Society was established in July 1980, and is a non-profit organization, operating under the auspicies of the College of Southern Nevada Planetarium, Dr. Andrew Kerr, Director.  Our sole purpose is to promote the love and enjoyment of Astronomy.  We hold regularly scheduled monthly meetings and observation sessions, at which we share information on current astronomical events, tools, and techniques for observation, astrophotography, astronomical computer software, and other topics concerning general astronomy.  We endeavor to make all of our events open to the public.  We also assist and support the efforts of other community groups with similar educational and astronomical activities.  We have an active Education Outreach Program, providing support for School Science and Astronomy Nights, Scout Troops, Service Organizations, and other organizations with an interest in Astronomy.  Membership in the Society is open to the public.  Dues are $36.00 per family ($15.00 for students and teachers) per year.

 

2018 LVAS Officers

President and Observatory Project Leader
Jim Gianoulakis
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Vice President
Keith Caceres
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Vice President for Outreach
Francisco Silva
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Vice President for Special Events & Curator
David Blanchette
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Treasurer
Jerry Stein
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Secretary
Gary. Ahlers
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Webmaster
Rob Lambert
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Media Relations Coordinator
Greg McKay
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Membership Info

Membership in the LVAS is open to all with an interest in Astronomy.  There are no pre-requisites for membership.  Dues are payable annually at the following rates:

Individual or Family Membership     $36.00

LVAS Membership with Astronomical League Membership     $44.00

Student or Faculty Membership      $15.00

LVAS Student or Faculty Membership with Astronomical League Membership     $22.00

Membership Options
EOP Volunteer
Email Address
Address, ZIP

 

 

Donations to LVAS

The LVAS is an authorized 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Education organization.  Monetary and "Material in Kind" donations may be tax-deductable.  Contributors should check with their accountant or tax preparer regarding their actual tax credits/deductions.  Monetary donations may be made using the PayPal option below.

Donations to LVAS

The LVAS is an authorized 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Education organization.  Monetary and "Material in Kind" donations may be tax-deductable.  Contributors should check with their accountant or tax preparer regarding their actual tax credits/deductions.  Monetary donations may be made using the PayPal option below.