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December 5, 2022
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    December 5, 2022  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Free and Open to the Public 

    In-person and via Zoom

    Ask for the Zoom link via

    VAS Members will be emailed the Zoom link

    The in-person will be at the Brownell Library on 2A near 5-Corners in Essex Junction.
    The library encourages masks, but does not require them.  That policy may change over time, so watch for announcements.
    The intention is to also stream the main speaker and presentation via Zoom for those who choose to attend remotely. If you don't have Zoom installed, the application will automatically download and install when you click the link.  Or go to to download the interface application.

    The meeting starts at 7:30 pm, but you can join starting at about 7:15 or 7:20 PM to give you time to connect and work out any issues.

    2 Mini Talks

    Apollo 17 and 50 years
    By Jim Bosek

    A brief look back at Apollo 17 and highlights of US manned space exploration since.  Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz, the Space Shuttle, and the International Space Station.  What worked and what was mainly abandoned.  A quick look in the crystal ball at what the future may hold.

    Deep Sky Images from Stellafane 2022
    By Steve Grimsley

    Only one night, Saturday, was ideal for images.  I captured two medium field areas of the sky with multiple objects in each.  The constellations where these images were taken are Cepheus and Cassiopeia.  A few images captured before this year’s Stellafane are also included.

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

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