Directions to Our Meetings and Events







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Directions to Monthly Meetings
The society meets at 7:30 PM the second Tuesday of each month in Room 113 F of the Merion Science Center (former Boucher Building) located adjacent to the Smucker Science Center Complex at West Chester University (corner of South Church Street and Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, Pennsylvania).



  • From the East via PA Turnpike
    Take the turnpike west to the King of Prussia exit. Follow Rt. 202 South for about 20 miles. Get off at the first exit after the traffic light - High Street. Take a left at the second traffic light (Rosedale Avenue). Follow Rosedale Ave. for a few short blocks to the stop sign (Church Street). The Schmucker Science Center Complex is across Church St. on the right.


  • From the North via I-95
    Take I-95 south to Rt. 322 North. Take a left on US Rt. 1, then follow the continuation of Rt. 322 to the right a short distance later. Follow Rt. 322 to High St. West Chester. Take a left at the second light (Rosedale Avenue) after the overpass. Follow Rosedale Ave. for a few short blocks to the stop sign (Church Street). The Schmucker Science Center Complex is across Church St. on the right.


  • From the West via PA Turnpike
    Take the turnpike east to the Downingtown exit - Rt. 100. Follow Rt. 100 South to Rt. 202 South (don't go into downtown West Chester). Get off at High Street. Take a left at the second traffic light (Rosedale Avenue). Follow Rosedale Ave. for a few short blocks to the stop sign (Church Street). The Schmucker Science Center Complex is across Church St. on the right.


  • From Delaware via I-95 or Rt. 202
    Take I-95 into Wilmington (don't follow I-495). Get off I-95 at Concord Road (Rt. 202). Follow Rt. 202 North to High St. West Chester. Take a left at the second light (Rosedale Avenue) after the overpass. Follow Rosedale Ave. for a few short blocks to the stop sign (Church Street). The Schmucker Science Center Complex is across Church St. on the right.


  • From Central and West Philadelphia
    Follow Rt. 3 (Market St.) west to Rt. 202 South. Get off at High Street. Take a left at the second traffic light (Rosedale Avenue). Follow Rosedale Ave. for a few short blocks to the stop sign (Church Street). The Schmucker Science Center Complex is across Church St. on the right.


Parking
Parking is available behind Sykes Student Center on the south side of Rosedale Avenue (Parking Lot K), and behind the Bull Center at the corner of Rosedale Avenue and South High Street (Parking Lot M). If you arrive early enough, you may be able to get an on-street parking space along South Church Street, or along Rosedale Avenue.



Directions to Monthly Observing Sessions
The Chester County Astronomical Society often observes from the Myrick Conservation Center of the Brandywine Valley Association.



  • To get to the Myrick Conservation Center of the Brandywine Valley Association from West Chester, go south on High Street in West Chester past the Courthouse. At the next traffic light, turn right on Miner Street, which is also PA Rt. 842. Follow Rt. 842 for about 6 miles.


  • To get to the observing site at the BVA property, turn off Route 842 into the parking lot by the office: look for the signs to the office along Route 842. From that parking lot, go up the farm lane to the left; it's about 800 feet or so to the top of the hill. If you arrive after dark, please turn off your headlights and just use parking lights as you come up the hill (so you donít ruin other observersí night vision).


Maps
Click on the links below for a printable map to our meeting and observing sessions.