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February 7, 2022
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    February 7, 2022  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:
    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.

    3 Mini-Talks

    1) Starry Messenger...Galileo the trouble maker

    By Cale Shipman

    This is a more modern view of someone we always think of as being very old and boring.

    2) Aliens Everywhere...or so we are lead to believe

    By Cale Shipman

    The question we all hate to get at outreach parties. What did Marvin the Martian have against Earth? There seems to Aliens Everywhere these days or so we have heard.

    3) Eldorado Star Party, Central Texas - November, 2021

    By Steve Grimsley

    The Eldorado star party, at the X-Bar ranch in central Texas, was substantially less productive this year because of much rain and many cloudy nights. Only two and a half nights out of six were good and even those were compromised by spotty transparency and some heavy dew. It seems as if I brought Vermont weather down south with me this year. Fortunately, I deployed good dew heaters and I was able to continue operations and capture seven images when conditions were clear. My main target was Orion but I captured only one area in this very late rising constellation.

    There are 31 notable objects to view and discuss in the images that I acquired this year. My camera scope is an Astro-Physics 92 mm refractor mounted side by side with a Takahashi 78 mm guide-scope. The sharpness and exceptional tracking of this telescope configuration and mount brings out much fine color and detail. Emission and dark nebula, small background galaxies, and open star clusters are most of the types of objects that we will be seeing. This will be a short presentation with an open format for questions and comments on these interesting astronomical objects.

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

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March 7, 2022
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    March 7, 2022  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:
    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.

    A Martian Report 2022

    By Lisa Kirchberg

    This presentation will be an overview of the current research being done on Mars with the Rover Perseverance.


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

    See more details