PAS Monthly General Meetings

Monthly Meetings & Speakers

Please note: The Coronavirus, with its Social Distancing requirements has changed PAS Meetings to being held remotely. Zoom meeting links can be found in our Public Calendar.

Once we can meet together the following info is pertinent: PAS General Meetings are in LS- 205 at Paradise Valley Community College 18401 N 32nd Street, Phoenix AZ 85032. Doors open 7pm; meeting begins at 7:30. Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend & a snack to share. General Meetings are on the 1st Thursday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Changes to the day of the week or the Date are in bold italics.

* Be aware that some meetings start earlier than 7:30pm. Changes in time of the start will be listed in bold italics, also.

* Special Meetings & Lectures may be in other rooms and are announced with the Guest Speaker info below. This info will also be in bold italics when needed to reflect a change.

*** Some meetings have Dinner prior to the meeting and require an RSVP to attend. If a Dinner is listed, see the Calendar link (provided) for more details. PAS Members RSVP for dinner on the Calendar and Guests of PAS, please email with the number in your party by the Day Before the Meeting.

Spring/Summer 2021

  • Jan - 14: Remote Meeting - Speaker: Rogier Windhorst is an astronomer and a professor of physics and astronomy at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D in astronomy in 1984 from the University of Leiden and did post doctorate work at Mt.Wilson and Las Campanas Observatories . His talk will be "An update on the James Webb Space Telescope and Black Hole Beauties"

  • Feb 4: Remote Meeting - Speaker: Tom Field is a Contributing Editor at Sky & Telescope Magazine. He has been an amateur astronomer since Shoemaker-Levy 9 got him interested in 1994. He is also the developer of the RSpec/Real-time Spectroscopy software. His talk will be "You Could Almost Touch The Stars - Spectroscopy and RSpec"

  • Mar 4: Remote Meeting: "Searching for Planet X" , Will Oldroyd - Check the PAS Public calendar for login details

  • Apr 1: Remote Meeting: "Cubesats", Professor Danny Jacobs, Arizona State University - Check the PAS Public calendar for login details

  • Apr 15: Remote Meeting: "Artificial Interlligence for Astrophoto Imaging", PAS member Alex Woronow - Check the PAS Public calendar for login details

  • May 6: Remote Meeting - Speaker: Dolores Hill Sr. Research Specialist, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona "OSIRIS/REX mission to Asteroid Bennu" - Check the PAS Public calendar for login detail

  • May 20: Remote Meeting: "Earth Shattering Evolution", PAS President Mike Marron - Check the PAS Public calendar for login detail

  • Jul 15: Remote Meeting: "Electronically Assisted Astronomy", PAS member, Mark Johnston - Check the PAS Public calendar for login detail

  • Aug 5: Remote meeting: "Enjoying Astrophotography and Still Get Sleep", PAS member Richard Sauerbrun - Check the PAS Public calendar for login detail

Fall 2021

  • Sep 2: Solar System Ices, Speaker: Anna Engle - Northern Arizona University - Check the PAS Public calendar as the date approaches for details

  • Oct 7: TBD

  • Nov 4: TBD

  • Dec 2: Topic will be listed later, Dr. David Williams - Arizona State University