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Fri Jan 23 8 pm – Chandrasekhar’s Limit

This talk by Keith Jarvie examines (at the level of an amateur enthusiast with minimal math skills) the interplay between the birth of quantum mechanics, and its application to understanding the life cycles of the stars’. The historical record is traced through the lives of the scientists who contributed to the field, each of whom […]

Chris Malicki awarded 2015 RASC Service Award

It is my pleasure to announce that Chris Malicki has been chosen to receive an RASC Service Award for 2015. The RASC explains the award on its website: “The Service Award is a major award of the Society given to a member in recognition of outstanding service, rendered over an extended period of time, where […]

Fri Jan 9 – Astronomy Potpourri Night

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Potpourri meetings feature a series of short presentations on various astronomy and space topics given by members of the Mississauga Centre. The meeting is open to the public and is free. Enter off of Mississauga Road. Park in lot 4 or the parkade, across from the fitness centre south of the
 Davis Building. Enter through […]

Fri Dec 11 – Astronomy Potpourri Night

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Potpourri meetings feature a series of short presentations on various astronomy and space topics given by members of the Mississauga Centre. The meeting is open to the public and is free. Enter off of Mississauga Road. Park in lot 4 or the parkade, across from the fitness centre south of the
 Davis Building. Enter through […]

Fri Nov 28 8 pm – Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array

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Talk Title: New eyes on our origins: the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array Speaker: Dr Rachel Friesen, David Dunlap Institute With 66 radio dishes operating as a single telescope located 5 km above sea level on the Chajnantor plateau in northern Chile, the ALMA observatory was designed to probe fundamental questions about our universe, from the […]

Fri Nov 14 – Astronomy Potpourri Night

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Potpourri meetings feature a series of short presentations on various astronomy and space topics given by members of the Mississauga Centre. The meeting is open to the public and is free. Enter off of Mississauga Road. Park in lot 4 or the parkade, across from the fitness centre south of the
 Davis Building. Enter through […]

Cancelled – Nov. 5 7:30 Riverwood

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Due to the unexpected weather conditions, no observing will happen at Riverwood. Riverwood observing nights will resume in March 2015.

Tue Nov 4 – 7:00 pm Riverwood Park Observing Night

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Observe the Moon and planets through large telescopes Come out and observe the universe at the Riverwood Conservancy! Join members of the Mississauga Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada as they set up large telescopes to look at the Moon, planets and stars. Observing will take place on the green in front of […]

Crowd Gathers to Worship the Sun

Eclipsed Sun with Plane ~ Randy Atwood

This past week a crowd of 20-30 members of the Mississauga RASC gathered to watch a Partial Solar Eclipse at Centennial Park in Etobicoke. The location that was chosen was at the top of a 60 foot ski hill so as to provide an excellent perspective as the sun set. Despite this detail many of […]

Fri Oct 10 – Astronomy Potpourri Night

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Potpourri meetings feature a series of short presentations on various astronomy and space topics given by members of the Mississauga Centre. The meeting is open to the public and is free. Enter off of Mississauga Road. Park in lot 4 or the parkade, across from the fitness centre south of the
 Davis Building. Enter through […]

Latest Image of the Sun

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