The MVAS Mission

The MVAS serves two functions. The first and primary function is public education in astronomy and science. We promote education by bringing astronomy to the public through regular star-gazes at John Bryan State Park, special star¬gazes at the Museum, and by opening the Apollo Observatory every Friday night.

MVAS members support a number of functions at local schools each year, and MVAS members work with young people on special projects including optical design and telescope making. We also provide information to the local media through newspaper articles and radio/TV announcements.

Our second function is to promote amateur astronomy. The MVAS provides a forum where amateurs can get together, share ideas on astronomy subjects, learn from more experienced members, assist new or less experienced members, and simply enjoy the fellowship of a group of individuals sharing a common interest.