Events Calendar

February 6, 2023
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    February 6, 2023  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Free and Open to the Public 

    In-person and via Zoom

    Ask for the Zoom link via info@vtastro.org

    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 Zoom.us to download the interface application.

    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.

    Lagrange Points of Gravitational Equilibrium
    by Christopher Mauro

    This presentation describes the zones of gravitational equilibrium within systems of orbiting celestial bodies otherwise known as Lagrange Points. It includes the highlights of Lagrange’s career and accomplishments in the fields of mathematics and science. It describes the historical context of his life, much of his work done during the tumultuous French Revolution.
    The presentation concludes with the practical use of Lagrange points in today’s space exploration and the application of Lagrange Points in future missions.

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

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March 6, 2023
  • VAS Monthly Meeting

    March 6, 2023  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Free and Open to the Public 

    In-person and via Zoom

    Ask for the Zoom link via info@vtastro.org

    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 Zoom.us to download the interface application.

    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.

    Getting Ready For the 2 Up Coming Solar Eclipses:
    Annular Solar Eclipse on Sat Oct 14, 2023 & Total Solar Eclipse on Mon Apr 8, 2024!
    By Rik Yeames & David McDonald

    Dave McDonald & Rik Yeames-Co-Founders of the NH SETAF (Solar Eclipse Task Force)-will show you how to plan, prepare, and celebrate these 2 up coming Astronomical Events of a life time. Topics will include; basic Solar Eclipse knowledge, eye safety, community outreach, along with networking among various Government, Commerce, Education, Non-Profit, and Media stakeholders.

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

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