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 19, 2019
  • Public Star Gazing - Middlebury VT - Rain Date

    July 19, 2019  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    80 Mary Hogan Dr, Middlebury, VT 05753, USA

    OCCURRED LAST FRIDAY SO THIS NO OBSERVING TONIGHT
    Hosted by Ilsley Public Library
    RAIN DATE ONLY
    Viewing Moon & Jupiter (Jupiter, Saturn on the 19th).  

    Location:
    80 Mary Hogan Drive, Middlebury, VT
    At the main baseball diamond (NW corner) in the ball field just North of Mary Johnson Elementary School.

    Put on by Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main Street, Middlebury, VT, Chris Kirby, (802-388-4095), chris.kirby@ilsleypubliclibrary.org.

    VAS coordinators, Joe Comeau, jkcomeau@hotmail.com 802-769-267
                                  Paul Walker, paulwaav@together.net 802-388-4220

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July 20, 2019
  • GMA - Hubbardton Battlefield Public Event

    July 20, 2019
    Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Rd, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Hubbardton Family Fun Afternoon & Evening (ending with fireworks) - 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 - Hubbardton Battlefield, Event begins at 4:00 PM (Moon rises 10:47 PM)

    Contact Ron Lewis for info
    802-779-5913 (cell)
    802-247-5913 (home)
    vtpoet@gmail.com

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  • CRMRC Rocket Launch

    July 20, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 am
    Maquam Shore Road, St. Albans, VT

    Champlain Region Model Rocket Club rocket launch. Dependent on the weather. Off Maquam Shore Road, in St. Albans, VT. See Launch Schedule on crmrc.org for detailed directions to launch fields, weather updates (cancellation notice).  VAS plans to have some telescopes there for viewing the Moon.

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July 23, 2019
  • GMA - Castleton Concert Series

    July 23, 2019
    Castleton University, 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Public Outreach, Castleton University (Concert Series Tuesday, 5th of 7)(Moon no problem)

    Contact Ron Lewis for info
    802-779-5913 (cell)
    802-247-5913 (home)
    vtpoet@gmail.com

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July 26, 2019
  • VAS - Member & Invited Guests

    July 26, 2019  8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    At the HOS (Hinesburg Observing Site). ONE of 2 nights only, either Friday or Saturday depending on the weather. Gate opens 8:30 PM. Full darkness 10:10 PM. Deep Sky observing.

    Contact info@vtastro.org

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July 27, 2019
  • GMA - Members only event

    July 27, 2019
    Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Rd, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    GMA Members Only, Hubbardton Battlefield.

    Contact Ron Lewis for info
    802-779-5913 (cell)
    802-247-5913 (home)
    vtpoet@gmail.com

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  • VAS - Member & Invited Guests - Rain Date

    July 27, 2019  8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    At the HOS (Hinesburg Observing Site). ONE of 2 nights only, either Friday or Saturday depending on the weather. Gate opens 8:30 PM. Full darkness 10:10 PM. Deep Sky observing.

    Contact info@vtastro.org

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July 28, 2019
July 29, 2019
  • Solar Viewing - Public - Colchester VT

    July 29, 2019

    Monday, July 29, 3 PM
    Rain Date July 30, .


    Location: Burnham Memorial Library, 898 Main St., Colchester, VT, (802-264-5668). 

    VAS coordinator, Joe Comeau , jkcomeau@hotmail.com 802-769-267.

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July 30, 2019
  • GMA - Castleton Concert Series

    July 30, 2019
    Castleton University, 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Public Outreach, Castleton University (Concert Series Tuesday, 6th of 7)(Moon no problem)

    Contact Ron Lewis for info
    802-779-5913 (cell)
    802-247-5913 (home)
    vtpoet@gmail.com

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August 1, 2019
  • Stellafane Convention - Springfield VT

    August 1, 2019  3:00 pm-August 4, 2019  11:00 am
    Breezy Hill Road Springfield, VT

    Normal attendance and Convention Registration is for Friday - Sunday morning. Thursday entry requires an Early Entry Permit ($10 additional cost), that you get a Convention Registration and that you register on-line no later than July 28.

    The 84th Convention of Amateur Telescope Makers on Breezy Hill in Springfield, Vermont, will be held Thursday through Sunday, August 1-4, 2019.

    See stellafane.org for more info and registration.

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August 2, 2019
  • Stellafane Convention - Springfield VT

    August 1, 2019  3:00 pm-August 4, 2019  11:00 am
    Breezy Hill Road Springfield, VT

    Normal attendance and Convention Registration is for Friday - Sunday morning. Thursday entry requires an Early Entry Permit ($10 additional cost), that you get a Convention Registration and that you register on-line no later than July 28.

    The 84th Convention of Amateur Telescope Makers on Breezy Hill in Springfield, Vermont, will be held Thursday through Sunday, August 1-4, 2019.

    See stellafane.org for more info and registration.

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August 3, 2019
  • Stellafane Convention - Springfield VT

    August 1, 2019  3:00 pm-August 4, 2019  11:00 am
    Breezy Hill Road Springfield, VT

    Normal attendance and Convention Registration is for Friday - Sunday morning. Thursday entry requires an Early Entry Permit ($10 additional cost), that you get a Convention Registration and that you register on-line no later than July 28.

    The 84th Convention of Amateur Telescope Makers on Breezy Hill in Springfield, Vermont, will be held Thursday through Sunday, August 1-4, 2019.

    See stellafane.org for more info and registration.

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August 5, 2019
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    August 5, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA

    Free and Open to the Public

    3 min-talks

    Winter Star Party 
    By Terri Zittrisch
    Terri will talk about one of premier (for us Northerners) star parties that occurs during the winter.  No need to put on your winter coat for this one as it is located in the Florida Keys.

    The latest from the EHT (Event Horizon Telescope) 
    By John Pacanzi & Steve Lupo
    We will talk about what EHT is and what the latest News has is. Pictures and Videos of it's latest results. The first picture of a black hole opens a new era of astrophysics. 

    The Texas Star Party
    By Steve Grimsley
    The visual theme of the 2019 observers list were galaxy groups.  The challenge was to spot a faint galaxy near a brighter one.  We had five nights of clear enough weather for observing three of which were good for deep sky imaging.  I captured six of these galaxy groups at prime focus through my telescope.  There are many stories to tell about these objects. 
    Below is one of the groups Steve imaged.

     

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August 6, 2019
  • GMA - Castleton Concert Series

    August 6, 2019
    Castleton University, 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Public Outreach, Castleton University (Concert Series Tuesday, Last of 7)(Moon sets 11:39 PM)

    Contact Ron Lewis for info
    802-779-5913 (cell)
    802-247-5913 (home)
    vtpoet@gmail.com

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August 10, 2019
  • GMA - Hubbardton Battlefield Public Event

    August 10, 2019
    Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Rd, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Public Outreach, Hubbardton Battlefield Moon and planet viewing night. Night sky viewing begins about 8:30 PM.

    Contact Ron Lewis for info
    802-779-5913 (cell)
    802-247-5913 (home)
    vtpoet@gmail.com

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August 16, 2019
  • Public Star Gazing - Williamstown VT

    August 16, 2019
    2338 Vermont Route 14, Williamstown, VT

    Viewing Full Moon & planets.
    Rain Date Aug. 23 (deep sky & planet viewing ). 

    Time: TBD (check back for updates). 

    Location: Ainsworth Library, 2338 Vermont Route 14, Williamstown, VT, 

    Library Contact: Elizabeth Malone, (802) 433-5887, tibs.malone@gmail.com
    VAS coordinator: Joel Greene, joelmgreene1@gmail.com. Or email info@vtastro.org

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August 23, 2019
  • Public Star Gazing - Williamstown VT

    August 23, 2019
    2338 Vermont Route 14, Williamstown, VT

    Deep sky & planet viewing

    This is the Rain Date only 

    Time: TBD (check back for updates). 

    Location: Ainsworth Library, 2338 Vermont Route 14, Williamstown, VT, 

    Library Contact: Elizabeth Malone, (802) 433-5887, tibs.malone@gmail.com
    VAS coordinator: Joel Greene, joelmgreene1@gmail.com. Or email info@vtastro.org

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  • VAS - Member & Invited Guests

    August 23, 2019  7:45 pm - 11:45 pm

    At the HOS (Hinesburg Observing Site). ONE of 2 nights only, either Friday or Saturday depending on the weather. Gate opens 7:45 PM, full darkness 9:20 PM. Deep Sky observing.

    We may consider having a potluck dinner/picnic before observing starts, let us know what you think.

    Contact info@vtastro.org

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August 24, 2019
  • VAS - Member & Invited Guests -Rain Date

    August 24, 2019  7:45 pm - 11:45 pm

    At the HOS (Hinesburg Observing Site). ONE of 2 nights only, either Friday or Saturday depending on the weather. Gate opens 7:45 PM, full darkness 9:20 PM. Deep Sky observing.

    We may consider having a potluck dinner/picnic before observing starts, let us know what you think.

    Contact info@vtastro.org

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August 27, 2019
  • Solar Viewing - Burlington VT

    August 27, 2019  9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Solar viewing at Burlington Farmers Market.

    VAS coordinator, Joel Greene, joelmgreene1@gmail.com. Or email info@vtastro.org

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August 31, 2019
  • GMA - Members only event

    August 31, 2019
    Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Rd, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    GMA Members Only, Hubbardton Battlefield.

    Contact Ron Lewis for info
    802-779-5913 (cell)
    802-247-5913 (home)
    vtpoet@gmail.com

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September 7, 2019
  • GMA - Hubbardton Battlefield Public Event

    September 7, 2019
    Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Rd, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Public Outreach, Hubbardton Battlefield Astronomy Night, sky viewing begins at 8:00 PM.

    Contact Ron Lewis for info
    802-779-5913 (cell)
    802-247-5913 (home)
    vtpoet@gmail.com

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September 14, 2019
  • Solar Viewing - Burlington VT

    September 14, 2019  9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Solar viewing at Burlington Farmers Market.

    VAS coordinator, Joel Greene, joelmgreene1@gmail.com. Or email info@vtastro.org

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September 20, 2019
  • GMA - Orwell Star Party

    September 20, 2019

    Orwell Star Party & Observatory Visit (GMA assisting)(Moon rises 10:30 PM)

    Contact Ron Lewis for info
    802-779-5913 (cell)
    802-247-5913 (home)
    vtpoet@gmail.com

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September 28, 2019
  • GMA - Members only event

    September 28, 2019
    Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Rd, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    GMA Members Only, Hubbardton Battlefield.

    Contact Ron Lewis for info
    802-779-5913 (cell)
    802-247-5913 (home)
    vtpoet@gmail.com

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October 10, 2019
  • Public Star Gazing - Waterbury VT

    October 10, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Waterbury Public Library, 28 North Main Street, Suite 2, Waterbury, VT

    Rain Date Oct. 11 
    Viewing Jupiter, Saturn & the Moon. 

    Location: Waterbury Recreation Field just South of the library. 

    Contact: Waterbury Public Library, 28 North Main Street, Suite 2, Waterbury, VT. Judi Byron, (802) 244-7036. VAS coordinator, Joe Comeau, jkcomeau@hotmail.com 802-769-267. Or email info@vtastro.org

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October 11, 2019
  • Public Star Gazing - Waterbury VT - Rain Date

    October 11, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Waterbury Public Library, 28 North Main Street, Suite 2, Waterbury, VT

    Rain Date Only 
    Viewing Jupiter, Saturn & the Moon. 

    Location: Waterbury Recreation Field just South of the library. 

    Contact: Waterbury Public Library, 28 North Main Street, Suite 2, Waterbury, VT. Judi Byron, (802) 244-7036. VAS coordinator, Joe Comeau, jkcomeau@hotmail.com 802-769-267. Or email info@vtastro.org

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October 19, 2019
  • GMA - Homecoming & Family Weekend

    October 19, 2019
    Castleton University, 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Public Outreach, Homecoming & Family Weekend, Castleton University (Moon rises 10:01 PM)

    Contact Ron Lewis for info
    802-779-5913 (cell)
    802-247-5913 (home)
    vtpoet@gmail.com

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