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 page or Twitter feed to get the latest scheduling updates. 


June 4, 2018
  • Monthly Meeting

    June 4, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA

    Free and Open to the Public

    A Tale of Two Observatories

    By Barry Conolly and Steve Quigley

    Barry's talk deals with all aspects of his Skyshed POD observatory project.  He will discuss the ordering, delivery, temporary storage, architectural drawings and permitting of the observatory.  Then he will show the concrete pier and concrete slab construction and the assembly of the Skyshed POD's six wall and four dome panels.  He will alsodiscuss the Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ - G mount, Raspberry Pi computer running Rasphian, a Linux OS, with the INDI Protocol, and the Cartes Du Ciel Sky Chart Software. Lastly he will show the electrical power service, Ethernet cable and the shelving/storage arrangement in the two POD Bay units. 

    Steve will discuss building his observatory from scratch. Construction began in 2013 and the roll-off roof observatory houses his Meade LX-200 12” SCT. Besides the observing area, there is a “warm” room for remote viewing. His presentation will focus on the design and construction of his observatory.  He’ll highlight what works well for him, the lessons learned, and what he would (and may yet) do differently.

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June 12, 2018
  • GMA Stargazing Event

    June 12, 2018  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Castleton University, 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Free and Open to the Public
    Green Mountain Astronomers EventAssociated with Castleton University - Concert Series
    Starts with solar observing.
    Contact Ron Lewis for info, 802-779-5913 (cell), 802-247-5913 (home), vtpoet@gmail.com

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June 16, 2018
  • GMA Stargazing Event

    June 16, 2018  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Rd, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Green Mountain Astronomers Event

    Hubbardton Battlefield - Solar and Lunar observing, Moon will be up until 11:19 PM
    Open to the Public
    Starts with solar observing.
    Contact Ron Lewis for info, 802-779-5913 (cell), 802-247-5913 (home), vtpoet@gmail.com

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June 19, 2018
  • GMA Stargazing Event

    June 19, 2018  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Castleton University, 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Free and Open to the Public
    Green Mountain Astronomers EventAssociated with Castleton University - Concert Series
    Starts with solar observing.
    Contact Ron Lewis for info, 802-779-5913 (cell), 802-247-5913 (home), vtpoet@gmail.com

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June 23, 2018
  • VAS Picnic at the HOS

    June 23, 2018  3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Hinesburg Observing Site

    Members and Invited Guests
    One date only, June 23 or 24, depending on weather. Bring a dish to share. A grill, Lemon Aid and Ice Tea will be provided by VAS. BYO item to grill. No alcoholic beverages.

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June 24, 2018
  • VAS Picnic at the HOS

    June 24, 2018  3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Hinesburg Observing Site

    Members and Invited Guests
    One date only, June 23 or 24, depending on weather. Bring a dish to share. A grill, Lemon Aid and Ice Tea will be provided by VAS. BYO item to grill. No alcoholic beverages.

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June 26, 2018
  • GMA Stargazing Event

    June 26, 2018  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Castleton University, 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Free and Open to the Public
    Green Mountain Astronomers EventAssociated with Castleton University - Concert Series
    Starts with solar observing.
    Contact Ron Lewis for info, 802-779-5913 (cell), 802-247-5913 (home), vtpoet@gmail.com

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July 3, 2018
  • GMA Stargazing Event

    July 3, 2018  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Castleton University, 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Free and Open to the Public
    Green Mountain Astronomers EventAssociated with Castleton University - Concert Series
    Starts with solar observing.
    Contact Ron Lewis for info, 802-779-5913 (cell), 802-247-5913 (home), vtpoet@gmail.com

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July 9, 2018
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    July 9, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA

    Free and Open to the Public
    2 mini-talks
    Atmospheric Phenomema by Mark Moyer
    Mark will cover rainbows (single and double, triple and quadruple), 22 degree halos, circumzenithal arcs, coronae, and maybe sundogs, light pillars, and more. He will  show images and explain the underlying physics (basic), and mention things about them to look for.

    Meteors by Steve Grimsley
    Steve will talk about meteorites and show his collection of over a dozen and which includes a 600 gram example of a stony iron Pallasite.  He also has several irons meteorites and different types of ordinary Chondrites and one Mesosiderite.

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July 10, 2018
  • GMA Stargazing Event

    July 10, 2018  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Castleton University, 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Free and Open to the Public
    Green Mountain Astronomers EventAssociated with Castleton University - Concert Series
    Starts with solar observing.
    Contact Ron Lewis for info, 802-779-5913 (cell), 802-247-5913 (home), vtpoet@gmail.com

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July 17, 2018
  • GMA Stargazing Event

    July 17, 2018  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Castleton University, 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Free and Open to the Public
    Green Mountain Astronomers EventAssociated with Castleton University - Concert Series
    Starts with solar observing.
    Contact Ron Lewis for info, 802-779-5913 (cell), 802-247-5913 (home), vtpoet@gmail.com

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July 24, 2018
  • GMA Stargazing Event

    July 24, 2018  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Castleton University, 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Free and Open to the Public
    Green Mountain Astronomers EventAssociated with Castleton University - Concert Series
    Starts with solar observing.
    Contact Ron Lewis for info, 802-779-5913 (cell), 802-247-5913 (home), vtpoet@gmail.com

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August 6, 2018
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    August 6, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA

    Free and Open to the Public
    Modifying Commercial Dobsonain Telescopes by Paul Walker

    Paul will show some modifications that can be made to off-the-shelf Dobsonian type telescopes that will improve their ease of use.  For some, change the from frustrating to quite functional.  Some modifications are very simple and can be done with tools and material virtually everyone has around the house.  Others are more involved and require at least some wood working and/or metal working tools.

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September 10, 2018
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    September 10, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA

    Free and Open to the Public
    Presentation - TBD

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September 15, 2018
  • Stargazing at HOS

    September 15, 2018  6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Hinesburg Observing Site

    One date only, September 15 or 16 depending on weather, Starts 6:30. Viewing 1st quarter Moon at the GMO and farewell to Jupiter & Mars.

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September 16, 2018
  • Stargazing at HOS

    September 16, 2018  6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Hinesburg Observing Site

    One date only, September 15 or 16 depending on weather, Starts 6:30. Viewing 1st quarter Moon at the GMO and farewell to Jupiter & Mars.

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