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.


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:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82996473975

    The Zoom link  will also be emailed to all VAS Members.

    Note:
    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.

    Special Note:
    The movie will be shown on a separate platform, Show and Tell. We will be starting on Zoom, go to Show and Tell (the link is below), than back to the Zoom window for the Q&A with the movies director, Sam Smartt. You can open this link before the meeting, have both links open at the same time and just move from one to the other.

    Event Page- https://watch.showandtell.film/watch/luminous_vermont-astronomical-society

    You must register on the Show and Tell platform to view the movie. You can register at any time and it is recommend you register right now so you won’t be scrambling at the last minute if your running late.  It's easy and quick.  They will use the info to inform you when the movie is released to the public. If you register before the start time you will see an orange “Register” button. At the time of the event the orange button will say “Watch Now”, if you did not registered earlier, you will have to register now. There is also a trailer you can watch any time on the above link, it’s worth checking out.

    In case you missed the meeting, the Event Page will be available for 3 days after the screening.

    If you "pre" register they send you a personal link, however, it appear you can also just use the above link.

    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. This merger will create a very rare luminous red nova. 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 with the film maker, Sam Smart.

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

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December 6, 2021
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    December 6, 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:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83108625176

    The Zoom link  will also be emailed to all VAS Members.

    Note:
    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.

    Design and Operation of the James Webb Space Telescope

    By Scott Tunbull 

    This presentation will focus on the design innovations and impending operation of the James Webb Space Telescope.

    A comparison of the Webb Telescope capabilities to the Hubble Space Telescope will be used to highlight the anticipated new view of the cosmos.

    The presentation has been selected by NASA as an officially supported Webb Space Telescope Community Event.

    As such it will contain information obtained directly from people working on the Webb Telescope.

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

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