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 2020


Jan. 8 Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: “2019 The Year in Review"
Presented by Kurt Wiehenstroer, Perry Pezzolanella, Joel Seif, MVAS

Feb. 12

Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "Soviet Race for the Moon"

Presented by Nathan McDonald, AFRL


Mar 11

 

Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "The Twin Mysteries: Dark Matter & Dark Energy"

Presented by Christopher Schuck, MVAS

April 8

Canceled due to coronavirus

 


May 13
canceled
due to
virus
Waterville Public Library, 206 White St., Waterville, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "The Hubble Space Telescope: Celebrating 30 Years of Science"

Presented by Gordon Fesenger, MVAS

June 10
canceled
due to
virus
Waterville Public Library, 206 White St., Waterville, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens"

Presented by Perry Pezzolanella, MVAS

July 8

Virtual Zoom Meeting. Members will receive invite link
Program: "You Can Almost Touch the Stars"

Presented by Tom Field, President Field-Tested Sustems, LLC.


Aug. 12 Virtual Zoom Meeting. Members will receive invite link
Program: “NASA’s Commercial Crew Program: America’s Return to Space”

Presented by Carol Higgins, NASA Solar System Ambassador, and MVAS member.

Sep. 9

Virtual Zoom Meeting. Members will receive invite link, 7:30 PM
Program: "Introducing the James Webb Space Telescope"

Presented by Carol Higgins, NASA Solar Systerm Ambassador, and MVAS member.


Oct. 14

Virtual Zoom Meeting at 7:30 PM. Members will receive invite link.
Program: "Astronomy Year in Review"

Presented by Dave Bishop, Vice-President Astronomy Section of the Rochester Academy of Science


Nov. 11

Virtual Zoom Meeting from Colgate University's VisLab
Program: "Immersing Yourself in Sky Surveys "

Presented by Joe Eakin, director of Colgate University's Vis Lab


Dec. 9

 

Virtual Zoom Meeting, 7:30 PM. members will receive a link.
Program: “Astrophotography - From Setting Up, Imaging and Basic Processing"

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