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 2017


Jan. 11 Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: “2016 The Year in Review"
Presented by Kurt Wiehenstroer, Perry Pezzolanella, Joel Seif, MVAS

Feb. 8
Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "Distro Astro"

Facilitated by Christopher Schuck, MVAS

Mar 8 Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "Mathematics and the Universe, from Fibonacci and Beyond"

Facilitated by Andrew Drozd of ANDRO Computational Solutions

April 29 Annual Banquet: Hart's Hill Inn, 135 Clinton Street, Whitesboro, NY 13492
6 pm Cash bar, 7 pm dinner, program follows. Reservations Required.
Program: "The Dudley Observatory: A 170 Year Long Astronomical Journey"

Presented by Dr. Valerie Rapson of the Dudley Observatory, Schenectady, NY

May 10 Waterville Public Library, 206 White St., Waterville, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "Celestial Navigation: Finding Your Way Using the Stars, a Sextant, Compass and Chronometer"

Presented by Ellen Webster of Utica Sail and Power Squadron

June 14 Waterville Public Library, 206 White St., Waterville, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "Titan: From Sea to Eerie Sea"

Presented by Perry Pezzolanella, MVAS

July 16 Annual Star-B-Que: Barton-Brown Observatory, 206 White St, Waterville, NY. 2:00 pm Solar Observing, 5:00 pm snacks; 6:00 pm dinner.

Reservations & dish to pass: contact

Aug. 9 Waterville Public Library, 206 White St., Waterville, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "American Eyes for the Eclipse: Manufacturing for an Eclipse"

Presented by Alan Traino of Lunt Solar Systems

Sep. 13

Ho Tung Visualization Lab, Rm 401, Robert H.N. Ho Science Center, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "TBD"

Presented by Joe Eakin, Technical Director Ho Tung VisLab


Oct. 11

Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "Astronomical Imaging: From the Professional to the Amateur"

Presented by Jim Moronski of Finger Lakes Instrumentation, LLC


Nov. 8

Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "A Survey of Free Star Atlases on the Internet"

Presented by Kirk Frisch, MVAS


Dec. 13

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

Presented by Club Members