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. 


April 21, 2018
  • VAS Astro-Imaging Session

    April 21, 2018  4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    One time only, 1st good day on April 7, 8, 14 or 15 at Joe’s in Alburg.
    Or April 21 or 22 at Angele’s in Shelburne.
    Presentation starts at 4 PM, night imaging session about 8:30.
    Includes camera on tripod, camera on tracker, on equatorially mounted telescope, autoguiding, data acquisition, data processing.

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April 22, 2018
  • VAS Astro-Imaging Session

    April 22, 2018  4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    One time only, 1st good day on April 7, 8, 14 or 15 at Joe’s in Alburg.
    Or April 21 or 22 at Angele’s in Shelburne.
    Presentation starts at 4 PM, night imaging session about 8:30.
    Includes camera on tripod, camera on tracker, on equatorially mounted telescope, autoguiding, data acquisition, data processing.

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April 26, 2018
  • GMA Event - James Webb Space Telescope

    April 26, 2018

    Green Mountain Astronomers (GMA) event
    Open to the Public
    Thu, Apr 26 - Rutland South Rotary Club - Talk by Cale on the update on the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, etc.
    Contact Ron Lewis for info, 802-779-5913 (cell), 802-247-5913 (home), vtpoet@gmail.com

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May 5, 2018
  • GMA Stargazing Event

    May 5, 2018
    Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Rd, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Green Mountain Astronomers (GMA) event
    Open to the Public
    Sat, May 5 - Hubbardton Battlefield - Solar, Deep Sky
    Starts about sunset.
    Contact Ron Lewis for info, 802-779-5913 (cell), 802-247-5913 (home), vtpoet@gmail.com

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May 7, 2018
  • VAS Annual Banquet & Business Meeting

    May 7, 2018  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    St. John's Club, 9 Central Ave, Burlington, VT 05401, USA

    Not open to the general public, but if you want to be an invited guest please contact us.

    If you are having the meal, choices are Turkey with all the fixings or Veggie Lasagna. Paul Walker will send out RSVP’s in April. The meal is $25 at the door, no charge if not eating.

    There will be a silent auction to raise money for the club. If you have items to donate to the cause, let us know ahead of time.

    Elections this year are for President, Vice President and the 4 Board Members at Large. Any full member interested in any of these positions please contact any of the board members listed at the end of the newsletter.

    Location: St. Johns Club, 9 Central Ave. South Burlington (take Lakeside Ave from Pine St.)
    Social Hour 6-7. Dinner 7-8. Door prizes, awards, annual business meeting 8-9.

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May 11, 2018
  • VAS Scope Tune-up & Stargazing

    May 11, 2018  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Member and Invited Guests
    One night only, first good night on May 11, 12, 13, 19 or 20.
    Stargazing at Angele’s. Scope tune up 7:00 PM, observing starts about 9.

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May 12, 2018
  • VAS Scope Tune-up & Stargazing

    May 12, 2018  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Member and Invited Guests
    One night only, first good night on May 11, 12, 13, 19 or 20.
    Stargazing at Angele’s. Scope tune up 7:00 PM, observing starts about 9.

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May 13, 2018
  • VAS Scope Tune-up & Stargazing

    May 13, 2018  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Member and Invited Guests
    One night only, first good night on May 11, 12, 13, 19 or 20.
    Stargazing at Angele’s. Scope tune up 7:00 PM, observing starts about 9.

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May 19, 2018
  • GMA Stargazing Event

    May 19, 2018
    Castleton University, 62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735, USA

    Green Mountain Astronomers (GMA) event
    Open to the Public
    Sat, May 19 - Castleton University - Castleton Night of Wonder, Paramount Theater Auction Prize, Dick Swartz Starts about sunset.
    Contact Ron Lewis for info, 802-779-5913 (cell), 802-247-5913 (home), vtpoet@gmail.com

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  • Scope Tune-up & Stargazing

    May 19, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Member and Invited Guests
    One night only, first good night on May 11, 12, 13, 19 or 20.
    Stargazing at Angele’s. Scope tune up 7:00 PM, observing starts about 9.

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May 20, 2018
  • Scope Tune-up & Stargazing

    May 20, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Member and Invited Guests
    One night only, first good night on May 11, 12, 13, 19 or 20.
    Stargazing at Angele’s. Scope tune up 7:00 PM, observing starts about 9.

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June 4, 2018
  • Monthly Meeting

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

    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 23, 2018
  • VAS Picnic at the HOS

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

    Member 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

    Member 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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