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  • January 7, 2018
August 14, 2021
  • Waterbury Library Star Gazing Event

    August 14, 2021  8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Dascomb P. Rowe Athletic Fields, Waterbury Village Historic District, VT 05676, USA

    Open to the Public

    Rain Date: Sunday, August 15

    The the lovely first quarter Moon will greet us in the southwest. Farther to the West, in fact almost due West will be a bright spark light is sure to folks catch folks eyes. This is an object that has been mistaken for a UFO many times. But those who are in the know will recognize the planet Venus. In the East, maybe just clearing the tree line, but maybe not yet up, will be Jupiter. Though very bright, Jupiter is not nearly as bright as Venus. Much less obvious but likely the hit of the night is Saturn with it's amazingly beautiful rings is the brightest "star" in the southeast (not counting Jupiter to it's left). Saturn and Jupiter will be at their best after 9:30 or 10:00 when they will be higher in the sky, hang around if you can.

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August 15, 2021
  • Rain Date - Waterbury Library Star Gazing Event

    August 15, 2021  8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Dascomb P. Rowe Athletic Fields, Waterbury Village Historic District, VT 05676, USA

    This is only a Rain Date



    Open to the Public

    The the lovely first quarter Moon will greet us in the southwest. Farther to the West, in fact almost due West will be a bright spark light is sure to folks catch folks eyes. This is an object that has been mistaken for a UFO many times. But those who are in the know will recognize the planet Venus. In the East, maybe just clearing the tree line, but maybe not yet up, will be Jupiter. Though very bright, Jupiter is not nearly as bright as Venus. Much less obvious but likely the hit of the night is Saturn with it's amazingly beautiful rings is the brightest "star" in the southeast (not counting Jupiter to it's left). Saturn and Jupiter will be at their best after 9:30 or 10:00 when they will be higher in the sky, hang around if you can.

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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

    Coordinator - Keith

    Members of the VAS will talk about using binoculars for astronomical observing. This will include recommendations for what binoculars to get, options on mounting them as well as some of their favorite objects to observe.

    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.     

    Main Presentation - TBD

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

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November 1, 2021
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    November 1, 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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