If you're into astronomy or just gazing at the stars in the night sky, you may want to attend tonight's meeting of the Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society (MVAS). Here are the details.

According to mvas-ny.org:

"MVAS Meeting

An Astronomy Program followed by refreshments followed by the business meeting.

Date: Wednesday, 5/14/2014

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St, Clark Mills, NY"

History Of The MVAS - by Carol Higgins

On May 31, 1989, seven amateur astronomers held an organizational meeting in the Solar Classroom at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York to plan the formation of an astronomy club. Bylaws were prepared and approved, and the Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society (MVAS) was born. Over the next several weeks, members prepared a brochure for prospective new members, discussed ideas for publicity campaigns to promote the club, and considered schedules for member and public observing sessions.

Except for April and July, meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 P.M. at the Kirkland Senior Center, Mill St., Clarke Mills, NY (see meetings).

Our membership has grown to cover a large area in central New York, which includes the Utica area, Long Lake to the north, Syracuse to the west, West Winfield and Hamilton to the south, Little Falls and Sprakers to the east. We are an enthusiastic group of amateur astronomers. Our activities are dedicated to advancing the study, understanding, and appreciation of astronomy among members and the general public. We invite you to join us and share in the fun!"