Community Calendar

Vermont Astronomical Society: 3 Mini Talks: The Winter Star Party

Start date: August 5
Start time: 7:30 PM
End time: 9:00 PM
Location: Brownell Library @ 6 Lincoln St, Essex Junction VT 05452

by Terri Zittrisch - An annual event that has yearly international attendance by both observers and vendors, the Winter Star party offers those in the northern climates the opportunity to escape the cold while meeting interesting people and seeing some amazing equipment.
The Latest from the EHT (Event Horizon Telescope) by John Pacanzi & Steve Lupo - We will talk about what EHT is and look at the latest pictures and videos including the first picture of a black hole, which opens a new era of astrophysics!  Finally, The Texas Star Party by Steve Grimsley - The visual theme of the 2019 observers list were galaxy groups.  The challenge was to spot a faint galaxy near a brighter one. I captured six of these galaxy groups at prime focus through my telescope, and have many stories to tell about these objects.