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 2019


Jan. 9 Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: “2018 The Year in Review"
Presented by Kurt Wiehenstroer, Perry Pezzolanella, Joel Seif, MVAS

Feb. 13
Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "How to Celebrate the 1st Moon Landing: From What Activities are Being Planned to What was Project Apollo"

Presented by Joel Seif, MVAS

Mar 13

 

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

Presented by Colonel Timothy Lawrence, Director of the Information Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome NY

April 13 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 Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy and the Development of Quantum-limited Interferometry"

Presented by Dr. Steven Penn, Associate Professor of Physics at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

May 8 Waterville Public Library, 206 White St., Waterville, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "Southern Hemisphere Stargazing"

Presented by Gordon Fesenger, MVAS

June 12 Waterville Public Library, 206 White St., Waterville, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "Jupiter: Through the Eye of the Giant"

Presented by Perry Pezzolanella, MVAS

July 14 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. 14 Waterville Public Library, 206 White St., Waterville, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration Tour"

Presented by MVAS Members

Sep. 11

Ho Tung Science Bldg, Colgate University, Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "topic TBD"

Presented by Dr. Joe Levy, Colgate University


Oct. 9

Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "4th Rock from the Sun - a Mars Rover Review"

Presented by Tom Battles, MVAS


Nov. 13

Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clark Mills, NY, 7:30 PM
Program: "The Warp Drive Project: From Star Trek to Real Science Today"

Presented by Chris Schuck, MVAS


Dec. 11

 

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

Presented by MVAS Members