Meetings

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month (except April and July) at 7:30 PM at the Kirkland Senior Center, 2 Mill St., Clark Mills, NY (directions and map) unless otherwise noted. The April meeting is held on a Saturday evening in conjunction with a social event at a local restaurant. The July Star-B-Que is held on a Sunday evening. All meetings are open to the public. Guests are encouraged to attend. Refreshments are provided by MVAS members.

Scheduled Meetings and Programs for 2014


Jan. 8 Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: “2014: A Social Hour"

Presented by the MVAS

Feb. 12 Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "2013: The Year in Review"

Presented by Kurt Wiehenstroer and Nancy McGuire, MVAS

Mar. 12

CANCELED

Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "Neptune: Frigid Blue Blustery Brew"

Presented by Perry Pezzolanella, MVAS

April 5 Annual Banquet: Club Monarch, 16 Erie St., Yorkville, NY 13495, 6 pm Cash bar, 7 pm dinner, program follows. Reservations Required.
Program: "The Making of a Star"

Presented by Jeff Bary, PhD, Dept. Physics and Astronomy, Colgate University

May 14 Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "Collimating Cassegrains"

Presented by Robert Piekiel, author and astronomer

June 11 Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "Neptune: Frigid Blue Blustery Brew"

Presented by Perry Pezzolanella, MVAS

July 20 Annual Star-B-Que: 2:00 pm Solar Observing, 5:00 pm snacks; 6:00 pm dinner
Barton-Brown Observatory, 206 White St, Waterville, NY.

Reservations & dish to pass: contact Nancy McGuire

Aug. 13 Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "What's New at the Kennedy Space Center"

Presented by Chuck and Carol Higgins

Sep. 10

Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: Ice Cream and Movie, "Comets: Frozen Wanderers"

Presented by MVAS


Oct. 8

Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: ""

Presented by John Piseck, Sales Engineer for CTM Corp., Frankfort, NY


Nov. 12

Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, Ho Tung Science Bldg, VisLab, Room 401, 7:30 PM
Program: "Solar System Science Symposium" and a Viz Lab Show

Presented by Joe Eakin, director of the VisLab, and Posters by Jonathan Levine's Planetary Science Students


Dec. 10

Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: “Members' Show 'n Tell” plus Holiday Treats

Presented by Club Members