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.


May 3, 2021
  • VAS Annual Meeting

    May 3, 2021  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    No Banquet this year just the Business part.
    Members and invited guests only.
    Contact any member to get an invite.

    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.

    See more details

     

     

June 7, 2021
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    June 7, 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.     

    So You Want to be an Astrophotographer

    By Terri Zittritsch

    I’ve been a lover of the starry skies and all things Astronomical since I was a young child after my parents purchased me a big book on the Solar System and all things having to do with space. After that they bought me a couple of telescopes, one of which I had into early adulthood.

    I purchased my first real telescope after starting a career at IBM, an 8” LX5 and upgraded that to an 8” LX90 a decade or two later. During this time I was also an avid photographer for most of my adult life, being a fan first of Kodachrome slide film and then becoming an early adopter of digital SLRs.

    At some point 10-12 years ago I decided to marry these two hobbies together and dip my toes into astrophotography and slowly experimented my way to where I am today, which is still an amateur, but love to look at the things I image, which is what matters to me.

    What I’ll share here is less theory and more practical lessons I’ve learned in starting astrophotography and maybe help you avoid some of the lessons I had to learn the hard way if you’re just starting out.

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

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July 12, 2021
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    July 12, 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

    See more details