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 2021


Jan. 13 Virtual Zoom Meeting. Members will receive invite link. 7:30 PM
Program: “Remote Astronomy Outreach"
Presented by students & Joe Eakin, director Ho Tung VisLab, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Feb. 10

Virtual Zoom Meeting. Members will receive invite link. 7:30 PM
Program: "Solar Imaging and Observing"

Presented by: Tim Connolly, Adirondack Sky Center, Tupper Lake, NY


Mar 10

 

Virtual Zoom Meeting. Members will receive invite link. 7:30 PM
Program: "Battle of the Boulder Bands: Glacial History of Mars Shown by Rocks (n'Roll)"

Presented by Colgate University Students

April 14

Virtual Zoom Meeting. Members will receive invite link. 7:30 PM
Program: "Deep Space Network (DSN) - Interplanetary Wifi"

Presented by Don Westbrook, Peraton Inc manager for Goldstone Deep Space Communication Complex


May 12

Virtual Zoom Meeting. Members will receive invite link. 7:30 PM
Program: "Is There Anybody Out There?: The Scientific Search for Extraterrestrial Life"

Presented by Nancy McGuire, president Western Colorado Astronomy Club

June 9
cancelled
Waterville Public Library, 206 White St., Waterville, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: ""

Presented by

July 14

Waterville Public Library, 206 White St., Waterville, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: ""

Presented by


Aug. 11

Fully vaccinated only

Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: “Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens”

Presented by Perry Pezzolanella, MVAS Member

Sep. 8

Fully vaccinated only; masks required

Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "The development, Operations and Accomplishments of the Hubble Space Telescope"

Presented by Gordon Fesenger, MVAS Member


Oct. 13

Fully vaccinated only; masks required

Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "Estimating Adaptive Optics System Performance at the W. M. Keck Observatory"

Presented by Joshua Liberman, Colgate University


Nov. 10

Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "Living in Space: The International Space Station"

Presented by Carol Higgins, NASA Solar System Ambassador, MVAS Member


Dec. 8

 

Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: “Member's Show and Tell" plus Holiday Treats

Presented by MVAS Members