Calendar

All events are free and open to the public.  Outdoor events are subject to cancellation or postponement due to to weather–check our Facebook or Twitter feed to get the latest scheduling updates.


July 12, 2021
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    July 12, 2021  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Free and Open to the Public 

    This meeting will be via Zoom.   
    If you don't have Zoom installed, the application will automatically download and install when you click the link.  Or go to Zoom.us to download the interface application.

    Zoom meeting link:
    TBD

    The Zoom link  will also be emailed to all VAS Members.

    Note:
    Jack will start the meeting at 7:30 pm, but you can join starting at about 7:15 pm and make sure you connect correctly.     

    Journey to the Moon

    By Carrie Cruz

    Human culture’s relationship with moon has inspired many imaginations to take flight. From 1500 AD Chinese stargazer Wan Hu to NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in 1969, literature, society and science have built upon aspirations of human travel to the moon. Learn about the history of humankind’s infatuation with Earth’s satellite and the developments and exploration that led to the momentous Apollo 11 moon landing in July of 1969. 

    Following the main presentation, our recurring monthly presentations will include Constellation of the Month  by Terri Zittritsch

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August 2, 2021
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    August 2, 2021  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Free and Open to the Public 

    This meeting will be via Zoom.   
    If you don't have Zoom installed, the application will automatically download and install when you click the link.  Or go to Zoom.us to download the interface application.

    Zoom meeting link:
    TBD

    The Zoom link  will also be emailed to all VAS Members.

    Note:
    Jack will start the meeting at 7:30 pm, but you can join starting at about 7:15 pm and make sure you connect correctly.     

    Remote imaging at a Dark Sky site (From setup to images)

    By Richard Whitehead

    Imaging in the land of enchantment at Animas, NM.

    My story of driving 10,000 miles on two cross country trips to set up a new CDK14 telescope and L350 mount, the challenges , pitfalls, lessons and adventures along the way. 

    Following the main presentation, our recurring monthly presentations will include Constellation of the Month  by Terri Zittritsch

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September 13, 2021
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    September 13, 2021  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Free and Open to the Public 

    This meeting will be via Zoom.   
    If you don't have Zoom installed, the application will automatically download and install when you click the link.  Or go to Zoom.us to download the interface application.

    Zoom meeting link:
    TBD

    The Zoom link  will also be emailed to all VAS Members.

    Note:
    Jack will start the meeting at 7:30 pm, but you can join starting at about 7:15 pm and make sure you connect correctly.     

    Binocular Viewing

    Coordinated by Keith Lawrence

    VAS members will share their thoughts on and experiences with viewing the night sky with binoculars. 

    Following the main presentation, our recurring monthly presentations will include Constellation of the Month  by Terri Zittritsch

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October 4, 2021
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    October 4, 2021  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Free and Open to the Public 

    This meeting will be via Zoom.   
    If you don't have Zoom installed, the application will automatically download and install when you click the link.  Or go to Zoom.us to download the interface application.

    Zoom meeting link:
    TBD

    The Zoom link  will also be emailed to all VAS Members.

    Note:
    Jack will start the meeting at 7:30 pm, but you can join starting at about 7:15 pm and make sure you connect correctly.     

    Luminous (an Astronomical Documentary)

    Directed by Sam Smartt 

    Luminous tells the story of the highly publicized prediction of a binary star merger in the constellation of Cygnus in 2022. The film follows astronomer Larry Molnar’s five-year journey to make and test his historic prediction, knowing that its success or failure will unfold squarely in the international spotlight.

    Followed by a Q & A session.

    Following the main presentation, our recurring monthly presentations will include Constellation of the Month  by Terri Zittritsch

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