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 2016


Jan. 13 Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: “2015 The Year in Review"

Presented by Kurt Wiehenstroer, MVAS

Feb. 10
Cancelled
Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "Getting to Know You. Why Do We Like Astronomy?"

Facilitated by Joel Seif, MVAS

Mar 9 Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "Getting to Know You. Why Do We Like Astronomy?"

Facilitated by Joel Seif, MVAS

April 16 Annual Banquet: Aqua Vino Restaurant, 16 Harbor Lock Rd. E, Utica, NY 13502
6 pm Cash bar, 7 pm dinner, program follows. Reservations Required.
Program: "Where is the Universe?"

Presented by Bob Berman, author of "Strange Universe" column for Astronomy Magazine.

May 11 Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "Weather, Astronomy and Webcasts"

Presented by Jeff Matthews,

June 8 Waterville Public Libray, 206 White St., Waterville, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "Pluto: The Heart of a New Horizon"

Presented by Perry Pezzolanella, MVAS

July 17 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

Aug. 10 Waterville Public Libray, 206 White St., Waterville, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "The Winter Star Party"

Presented by Carol Higgins, MVAS

Sep. 14

Ho Tung Visualization Lab, Rm 401, Ho Tung Science Building, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "TBD"

Presented by Joe Eakin, Director Ho Tung VisLab


Oct. 12

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

Presented by Zachary Handzel


Nov. 9

Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "Cosmic Visitors: A Display and Explanation for Meteorite Specimens"

Presented by Allen Lang, Lang's Fossils & Meteorites, Ilion, NY


Dec. 14

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

Presented by Club Members