The Villages Astronomy Club: Newsletter

Videos from our meetings held online via Zoom when we were unable to hold meetings in person in 2020 and 2021. In person meetings resumed in September 2021, and a shortage of technical resources has prevented us from being able to record those meetings (for now!)

Zoom Videos

August 2021 General Meeting

August 2021 General Meeting

Summer Roundtable Meeting! "Getting to Know You," tell us about what you do in astronomy, whether its armchair astronomy or observational or theoretical.

July 2021 General Meeting

July 2021 General Meeting

Summer Round Table Meeting! "What Sparked Your Interest in Astronomy?" tell us what drew you to astronomy.

June 2021 General Meeting

June 2021 General Meeting

The New Space Race, Part 2 by Mark Graybill. New developments in rockets and spacecraft outside the U.S., with an update on U.S. developments since Part 1 in November.

May 2021 General Meeting

May 2021 General Meeting

Women in Astronomy, Part 1 by Linda Meng. Women astronomers from prehistory to the Renaissance, their identities, work, and influence.

April 2021 General Meeting

April 2021 General Meeting

The Chemical Evolution of Life on Earth and Beyond by Pauline Schwartz, PhD.

March 2021 Telescope Workshop

Mar 2021 Scope Wkshp

Celestron Astro-Fi by Ken Katta, Unistellar EVScope by Jerry Hubbuch plus your questions.

March 2021 General Meeting

March 2021 General Meeting

iTelescope by Darrell DuBose. iTelescope is an online astrophotography observatory rental service where you can rent time at automated observatories all over the world to take your own astroimages.

Feb 2021 Telescope Workshop

Feb 2021 Telescope Workshop

Meade 150mm Maksutov by John Carter, 4.5" Newtonian Reflector on Equatorial Mount by Charlie Hanf, Equatorial Mount Tips, plus your questions.

Feb 2021 General Meeting

Feb 2021 General Meeting

Mars, Here We Come by Burt Salk. Current work toward human exploration and colonization of Mars.

January 2021 General Meeting

January 2021 General Meeting

Club President Jerry Kosarko talks about the formation of stars, types of stars, and how star formation defines the future of the universe.

Dec 2020 General Meeting

December 2020 General Meeting

Former club Vice President Dick Danofsky gives a talk on the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.

November 2020 General Meeting

November 2020 General Meeting

The New Space Race by Mark Graybill. New rockets, capsules, and lunar landers in development in the U.S.

Oct 2020 General Meeting

Oct 2020 General Meeting

Observing the Planets by Mark Graybill. Observing the planets visible in the night sky in Fall 2020, including tips on what you can and cannot see, and use of filters.

September 2020 General Meeting

Sept 2020 General Meeting

Black Widow Pulsars by Toni Graybill. Learn how a certain class of dead stars live on by stealing life from other nearby stars!