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. Until then we will be meeting via ZOOM: 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 Events@pasaz.org with the number in your party by the Day Before the Meeting.

Spring/Summer 2021

  • Jan - 14: Remote Meeting - An update on the James Webb Space Telescope and Black Hole Beauties" 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 . " A video of this presentation is available, click button at top of page to go to video page.

  • 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" , Speaker: Will Oldroyd - A video of this presentation is available, click button at top of page to go to video page.

  • Apr 1: Remote Meeting: "Cubesats", Speaker: Professor Danny Jacobs, Arizona State University - A video of this presentation is available, click button at top of page to go to video page.

  • Apr 15: Remote Meeting: "Artificial Intelligence for Astrophoto Imaging", Speaker: PAS member Dr. Alex Woronow - A video of this presentation is available, click button at top of page to go to video page.

  • May 6: Remote Meeting - Speaker: Dolores Hill Sr. Research Specialist, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona "OSIRIS/REX mission to Asteroid Bennu" - A video of this presentation is available, click button at top of page to go to video page.

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

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

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

  • Aug 19: Remote meeting: "Here Comes the Sun", Speaker: PAS Member Alex Vrenios - Check the PAS Public calendar for login details

Fall 2021

  • Sep 2: Remote Meeting: Solar System Ices, Speaker: Anna Engle - Phd Student, Northern Arizona University, Winner of NASA's prestigious FINESST grant - Check the PAS Public calendar for login details

  • Oct 7: Remote Meeting: What are Space and Time?, James Lynch - Check the PAS Public calendar for login details

  • Nov 4: "The Search for Life in the Universe" , Klaus Brasch - Ph.D., is a retired bioscientist with a long term interest in astronomy and astrobiology. He has been a volunteer public educator at Lowell Observatory - Check the PAS Public calendar for login details

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