The Villages Astronomy Club: Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter includes information on upcoming events and mmetings, observing information for the coming month, and features including articles on astronomy, online resources, and videos.

To receive the newsletter via email, join our email list by sending a request to join the TVAC email list to our President at
saundby @ gmail . com.

Our newletter will also be uploaded to the archive here, and posted on our Facebook group each month.

Newsletter Archive

June 2024

June 2024

Black Hole Beams, Starliner Test, Starship Test, Summer Skies.

May 2024

May 2024

Solar Eclipse, Last Delta Rocket, JWST Horsehead.

Apr 2024

Apr 2024

Starship IFT-3, Dwarf II, Homestead Astro Park.

Mar 2024

Mar 2024

IM-1 Lands on Moon, SLIM Alive, Outdoor Expo.

Feb 2024

Feb 2024

Starry Starry Night, Japan Lands on Moon, Vulcan.

Jan 2024

Jan 2024

Club History, ISS at 25, Perseverance at 1000 sols.

Dec 2023

Dec 2023

November Starry Starry Night, SpaceX 2nd Starship Launch, Novice Telescope Buy Guide.

Nov 2023

Nov 2023

Chinese Space Station, India Space Capsule Test, October Solar Eclipse Event.

Oct 2023

Oct 2023

Stoke Space Hop Test, Space Academy 2024 Schedule, Osiris-Rex Sample Return.

Sept 2023

Sept 2023

Our annual Member Resources Issue for 2023, new rockets.

Aug 2023

August 2023

Supernova 2023ixf and The Perseids meteor shower.

July 2023

July 2023

Starship IFT-1 and Axiom Space.

June 2023

June 2023

JWST news, summer observing in Florida.

May 2023

May 2023

CEMEX Earth Day, Starship flight test results from April, Spring deep sky objects.

April 2023

April 2023

Space Academy begins, Embry Riddle Open House Observatory Tour, Relativity Space.

March 2023

March 2023

Outdoor Expo and spring Starry Starry Day and Night in Wildwood.

Feb 2023

Feb 2023

Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF ( "The Green Comet"), Florida Starship Launches, Viewing Star Clusters.

Jan 2023

January 2023

Quadrantids Meteor Shower, Walter Cunningham RIP, Space Coast News.

Dec 2022

December 2022

Artemis I flight, Light Gathering and Magnification in Telescopes and Binoculars.

Nov 2022

November 2022

Astronomy 101 Classes, Amateur Astronomy Science Organizations.

Oct 2022

October 2022

Double Asteroid Redirect Test, Images of Falcon 9 launches by our members, SpaceX Starship Program.

Sept 2022

September 2022

Viewing Pluto, Starry Starry Day and Night, Artemis Program Overview.

Aug 2022

August 2022

Homestead Astro Park Issues, Summer Education Programs, Annual Member Resources Listing for 2022.

July 2022

July 2022

RIP Bill Santos, ERAU EagleCam Program, Astrospheric, Beginner Videos.

June 2022

June 2022

May Lunar Eclipse Report and Images, Summer Meetings, Summer Solstice.

May 2022

May 2022

Cales Field in Fruitland Park, Morning Planets, Lunar Eclipse Geometry.

April 2022

April 2022

March Starry Starry Day & Night Report, The Holes in JWST's Sun Shield, Starbase TX News Site.

March 2022

March 2022

RIP Chuck Knaus, Spring Objects in Leo, Cancer, and Coma Berenices, Homestead Astro Park.

Feb 2022

February 2022

Homestead Astro Park Grand Opening, Observing in Orion, the Hunter.

Jan 2022

January 2022

The Villages Outdoor Expo, Galactic Archaeology.

Dec 2021

December 2021

Starry Starry Day & Night Nov 2021 Report, Comet Leonard, Observing Minor Planets, The Seven Sisters.

Nov 2021

November 2021

Club Elections, Bright Objects to Observe, November Observer's Cheat Sheet and Guide to Winter Objects.

Oct 2021

October 2021

October Observing, Amateur Astronomy Industry News, NASA's Lucy Mission.

Sept 2021

September 2021

Telescope Workshop Meetings, Deep Sky Objects in Sagittarius, Quick Disconnect Arm.

Aug 2021

August 2021

Physical Meetings Resume in Sept, Perseid Meteor Showers, Summer Activities.

July 2021

July 2021

SpaceX Raptor Engine, Homestead Astro Park Plan Revealed, iTelescope Video.

June 2021

June 2021

Annular Solar Eclipse, The Moon, Mars and The Beehive, Starbase TX Flyover.

May 2021

May 2021

Embry-Riddle, Aquarid Meteor Shower, Member Photos.

April 2021

April 2021

Images of our members, An Ancient Celestial Computer.

March 2021

March 2021

Facebook Group Formed, Unistellar EVScope Review, SpaceX Starship SN10 Flight.

Feb 2021

February 2021

Archaeoastronomy by Ken Katta, Membership during the Pandemic, Officer Changes.

Jan 2021

January 2021

Observation Report by member John Carter, Meteor Showers for 2021.

Dec 2020

December 2020

Aricebo Telescope Collapse, RIP Chuck Yeager, Hayabusa 2 Return, Jupiter/Saturn Conjunction.

Nov 2020

November 2020

Zoom meetings, Wonderword, Member Observation Report.

Oct 2020

October 2020

Telescope Eyepiece Tips, Mars Opposition, Physical Meeting Cancellations.

Sept 2020

September 2020

Jupiter and Saturn, Zoom Meeting Schedule, Zeta Scorpii--See a Sextuple Star!

Aug 2020

August 2020

First Issue of The Villages Star, Perseverence, U.S. Human Spaceflight Resumes, Summer Triangle.