The Fox Valley Astronomical Society is a non-profit 501(c)(7) recreational organization and is chartered to:

  • Provide for the mutual enjoyment of astronomy
  • Instill an awareness of astronomy in the community, and
  • Afford an educational forum for everyone

The Fox Valley Astronomical Society, which was formed in 1944, provides services for the Fox Valley in Northern Illinois. Most of our members reside in the Fox Valley (Elgin, St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, North Aurora, etc) although we have members from many miles away, too.

The Public is invited to join us for our monthly meetings and our public star parties.

We also support public outreach activities.

We assist people with all levels of knowledge in astronomy - from novices who want to learn which binoculars or telescope is right for them, through someone who already owns a telescope and wants to maximize their visual experience. We have experienced observers, telescope makers, and astro-photographers.

All age levels are welcome, from supervised children through retired individuals.

We can be reached via the following address:

Fox Valley Astronomical Society
PO Box 38
Wasco, IL 60183



The Fox Valley Astronomical Society is a member of the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is to preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies through environmentally responsible outdoor lighting.  



The Fox Valley Astronomical Society is a member of NASA's Night Sky Network.  The Night Sky Network is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing the science, technology, and inspiration of NASA's missions to the general public.

We share our time and telescopes to provide you with unique astronomy experiences at science museums, observatories, classrooms, and under the real night sky.