Club Info

Club Activities

mvc-011sGreetings. The San Bernardino Valley Amateur Astronomers (SBVAA) take part in many activities in and around the Inland Empire. Our calendar is updated with our year's events.


We meet once a month, typically the third Saturday, at the First Christain Church on the corner of Sterling & Foothill in San Bernardino at 7:00 PM.

First Christian Church
2102 E. Foothill Dr.
San Bernardino, CA

From 210, get off on Del Rosa and head North, turn right into Foothill drive E, go past Sterling and Church will on the left. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm with a pre-meeting dinner at the Denny's on Highland Ave. 5:00 pm. We also have an annual summer picnic in August and a holiday get-together in December.

We also have a pre-meeting dinner from 5:00 pm to 6:30pm.  We are testing our new locations each month and will have a set location in the new year.

Star Parties:

Each month on the Saturday nearest the new moon, we go out to a dark location for our club star party. Our star parties are typically relaxed, filled with comradely. Mostly we go out to the local deserts either in Joshua Tree or Lucerne Valley. Twice a year we go out to a very dark location in White Mountains called Grandview. A list of our Star Party locations.


Several times during the year the club puts on outreaches for public viewing. We go out to local schools, churches or just hold the event at the Wildlands Conservancy. These are fun events to provide the public views of the night sky from within the city.

SBVAA Officers

Vice President:
Newsletter Editor:
Outreach Coordinator:
Star Party Coordinator:
Web Masters:
Jamie "Rue" Countryman
Chris Clarke
Fidel Hernandez
Jim Sommer
Chris Clarke
Tom Lawson
Steve Miller
Gerald Rezes
Trustee: Martin Carey


For information concerning meeting, star parties, events or directions call Chris Clarke at
(909) 754-3894



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Their mission is to promote the science of astronomy:

  • By fostering astronomical education
  • By providing incentives for astronomical observation and research; and
  • By assisting communication among amateur astronomical societies.

SBVAA is a proud member of the Astronomical League.  For our membership, the club members receive the Astronomical  League's Reflector newsletter. 


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