Public Events

All events listed below are free and open to the public.

Bring extra clothes (even in the Summer). We want you to have an enjoyable and comfortable experience.

Please check this page for last minute cancellations.

Events sponsored by VAS and local libraries or other organizations

August 26th – Spontaneous Night Under the Stars – Joe Comeau will once again hold public observing at his observatory, Orchard Hill Observatory at 70 Poor Farm Rd., Alburgh VT.  Early in the evening, Saturn and a crescent moon will be visible.  This is a free event for the whole family.  You are invited to come to this event sponsored by Island Arts and the Vermont Astronomical Society.  Activities start at around 8PM. There will be on-site parking and golf carts to bring people to the viewing area if needed.

VAS members are invited to bring their telescopes to show participants around the summer sky. There will be a slide show of pictures taken by Astronomical Society members. Invite your friends for an exciting evening.

Contact Joe at 802-238-1664 or

Events sponsored by Green Mountain Astronomers (GMA)

(our sister club based in the Rutland, VT area) (NOTE the name change)

Contact:  Ron Lewis at 802-779-5913 or

The schedule for 2018 GMA events will be published in the Spring.

Updated: 11/2/2017