Take your time visiting the site. You will find all kinds of interesting pages here! Everything from Mirror making, to Telescope making, News events updated daily, links and Educational sites for Students and Teachers.

UP COMING EVENT MERRITT STAR QUEST September 11th to the 19th! See the link (Banner) below for more information, rules and regulations as well as fee's. And "NO" you're not joining the FVAS nor is the FVAS incurring any costs for this event. The only thing both clubs pay for together is insurance costs we split the bill which is very beneficial for both societies. You're actually joining the Merritt Astronomical Society. Well in truth you're paying for the Cosmic Aroma therapy rooms! Can't have an event without those kicking around. At anyrate the event is coming together nicely! Always a great time and always looked forward too!

HOAX: A rumour that Mars will appear to be as large as the full Moon on the night of August 27 has been resurfacing every summer for the past decade. Letís set the record straight on this one by saying: no, no, no and no! Mars will never be large as the Moon it's 255 million kilometers away!! Itís just another internet hoax. To learn more on the origins of this urban legend (and why itís incorrect):CLICK HERE!

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  • Gallery Interested in Photographs by club members? Have a peek.

  • Calendar Do you wish to visit with us? Check out our for observing nights, weather permitting of course. And drop in to say hello and have some views of the Night Sky if you are in the area.
    When viewing the Calendar and you see a highlighted item on any give day click on it for more information.
  • Become a Member Wish to become a member of the FVAS click here to submit your "secured" information. Or come and join us during an observing session, public viewing sessions are listed on the Calendar, and see if this is the kind of hobby you'd like to get involved with.

  • Dark Sky Park Need to find us? Click here for maps and directions. And we'll do our best to show you the stars!
    The City of Abbotsford No Smoking By-Law
  • Royal Greenwich Museum A link suggestion, by Ms.Green's Lexington Middle School Class of 2013 filled with all kinds of astronomy information!

  • STELLARIUM A very good "free" Planetarium program.

    Swan Nebula (M17)
    Swan Nebula (M17)



    "Merritt Star Quest"
    A great "Summer" Star Party Venue
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    You'll be glad you did!


    Why we go to Merritt to a Star Party like this one?

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    Astronomy Picture of the Day...click here!

    Earth Science Picture of the Day...click here!

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    Auroral forecast from AuroraWatch.ca

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    All Abbotsford Parks are "DAY USE" only! So there is the potential that you run the risk of being locked in should you decide to stay after dark. McDonald "Dark Sky" Park only remains open when FVAS members are in attendance for an astronomical event. Should this happen please call the security number provided above for ABC Guards. Thank you!

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