The December 14th meeting will be held by ZOOM. Dwight will send an invitation to the membership by email with a link to the meeting. Bill Shackleford will be giving an Astro Bit on: "Ancient brass mirrors, mythology, and speculum mirrors". Others may consider bringing an astronomy story to share. Dwight plans on a couple door prizes and is working on a way to do the drawing. Please bring some refreshments to the meeting so that we can have a video toast to say goodbye to 2020, a year unlike any other. It appears with the announcement of two vaccines that we should be able to resume in person meetings and star parties in the spring. Finally, Dwight has selected a 10 minute Video to share with the group.
The May meeting was held by Zoom video-conference on May 11th and featured a presentation on Micrometeorites by Jon Wallace.
The June 8th meeting will be held by Zoom video-conference at 6:30 PM. Instructions for connecting to the video-conference have been emailed to all club members. Guests wishing to join should email from the Contact Us page of this web site as soon as possible to get instructions for joining the conference. Our guest speaker will be Shawn Laatch, Director of the Emera Astronomy Center and the M. F. Jordan Planetarium.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, PVSG will not meet in April. members are encouraged to observe on their own.
Post your observations for March, April and May here.
The March 9th meeting will be held at the Emera Astronomy Center on the University of Maine campus. A 6:30 business meeting will be followed by a presentation from Emera Astronomy Center director, Shawn Laatsch.
This month's PVSG meeting will be held Monday, February 10th, in room 310 at John Bapst High School, 100 Broadway, Bangor, ME at 6:30 pm.
Guest speaker Russel Pinizotto, Ph D., from Southern Maine Astronomers, will be giving a presentation about:
The Color of Stars
An amazing amount of information can be gleaned from stars by breaking their light into its component colors. We can learn a star's mass, its point in its lifecycle, and its future fate. Spectroscopy is a powerful tool that has even been used to tell us about the fate of the Universe! One of the most useful of all scientific charts, the Hertzprung-Russell diagram, is based on the colors of stars. This talk will briefly discuss the HR Diagram to allow amateur observers to appreciate the colors of the stars they observe in the eyepiece.
The PVSG January Club Meeting will be held on Monday, January 13th at John Bapst Memorial High School at 6:30 PM.
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Phil Normand, PVSG Secretary