PAS Monthly General Meetings

Monthly Meetings & Speakers

Please note: The Coronavirus, with its Social Distancing requirements has changed PAS Meetings to being held remotely. Watch the Calendar listing for the Meetings to know how the Meeting will be held.

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 2020

  • Jan 16 (note date change): General Meeting: John Barentine “Follow the Gas: How Atoms and Molecules Build Stars, Galaxies and the Structure of the Universe”

  • Feb 6: General Meeting: Lauren Edgar Topic: "Mars Rover Science"

  • Mar 4 Wednesday (note day change): General Meeting: Michael Line Title: "The Planets Way Out There"

  • Apr 2: General Meeting: Eric Steinberg Title:“The Physics of Chernobyl: what actually happened in there and how they managed to do it” This meeting happened remotely but was only open to PAS Members as a first test meeting to see how remote meetings function.

  • May 7 2020: PAS Members Only Meeting of the Minds with Officer Elections and No Guest Speaker remotely through Zoom.

Summer 2020

*** Summer Break ****

  • No General Meetings will be held in June, July & August.

Fall 2020

  • Sept 3: General Meeting: Klaus Brasch - Topic: "The Photographic Legacy of Lowell's Great Refractor": Zoom meeting video is available here

  • Oct 15: General Meeting: Stephen Desch - Topic: "'Oumuamua: the nearest exoplanet? ": Zoom meeting - see Public Calendar for details

  • Nov 5: General Meeting: Vincenzo Cataldo - Topic: "Use light instead of a pick axe to unravel planetary surfaces" : Zoom meeting - see Public Calendar for details

  • Dec 3: General Meeting: Dr. David Williams Topic - “Titan: The Past and Future Exploration of Saturn’s Largest Moon.”

Spring 2021

  • Jan - TBA: General Meeting:

  • Feb 4: General Meeting:

  • Mar 4: General Meeting:

  • Apr 1: General Meeting:

  • May 6: General Meeting:

This page was updated Apr 14 2020.