Oct 16: Riverwood Public Star Party 8:00PM-9:30PM

***  Check back at 3:00PM Tue for a GO / NO GO ***

The Riverwood Conservancy, Earthshine Astronomy and Space Science Organization and the Mississauga Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada present the CITY STAR PARTY at the RIVERWOOD CONSERVATORY at 8:00 p.m. on TUESDAY Oct 16. This event is free.


Moon - phone adapter
The Moon is moving in the sky from Saturn to Mars in the sky from Oct 14 to Oct 17th.  On the night of our event it will be nearing Mars in the sky.  It will have just passed Pluto – but though you won’t see that dwarf planet through the telescope available, you should get some nice views of Saturn, Mars and the Moon. Get some great images of the Moon with your cellphone camera! We might catch a glimpse of Jupiter before it sets.  We should get a good look at some colourful double stars.

Here is  a link to Riverwood on Google maps:  Riverwood

Sep 28: Speaker Night: Michael Watson – Imaging the Southern Skies

Imaging the Southern Skies

In this talk and slide show, Michael Watson will discuss his recent month-long trip to Australia, which included several nights of stargazing and astrophotography from the dark skies of the Australian Outback.  He will talk about how he prepared for the trip, the equipment that he took, and how he produced the photos that you will see.  His astrophotos will be interspersed with photos of some of the sights from around the Land Down Under.

For more information go to:  Earthshine Astronomy

Event details:
http://mississauga.rasc.ca/wp/event/watsonsouthernskies/

 

 

Sep 15: RASC National Star Party @ Riverwood 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

We just learned that registration is required for this event. If you are not registered, you will be turned away. For safety reasons, attendance will be limited to the 300 people. To register online, go to the Riverwood RASC National Star Party website or call 905-279-5858.

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the RASC, the Riverwood Conservancy, Earthshine Astronomy and Space Science Organization and the Mississauga Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada present the RASC National Star Party at the Riverwood Conservancy at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday September 15 — weather permitting.

Please check here around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday for a “GO” or NO GO”. Also note that if the weather isn’t good, it will be cancelled. There is no rain date.

Sep 14: Potpourri Night

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. The meeting will be held from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus, in lecture hall SE2074 in the William Davis Building.

Don’t forget the RASC National Star Party at Riverwood on SAT SEP 15 !

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Aug 22: WEDNESDAY Riverwood Public Star Party

***  RAIN DELAYED UNTIL WEDNESDAY AUG 22 ***

The Riverwood Conservancy, Earthshine Astronomy and Space Science Organization and the Mississauga Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada present the CITY STAR PARTY at the RIVERWOOD CONSERVATORY at 8:30 p.m. on WEDNESDAY Aug 22. This event is free.

Moon - phone adapterThere’s a chance you’ll be able to catch Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in one night!  We should get some views if the smoke from Western Canadian fires isn’t too thick. The Moon should offer some great opportunities for images with your cellphone camera! We should get a good look at some colourful double stars.

Here is  a link to Riverwood on Google maps:  Riverwood

July 25: Riverwood Public Star Party ** GO! ***

***  WE ARE GO! ***

The Riverwood Conservancy, Earthshine Astronomy and Space Science Organization and the Mississauga Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada present the CITY STAR PARTY at the RIVERWOOD CONSERVATORY at 9:00 p.m. on WEDNESDAY July 25 (weather delay from Tuesday). This event is free.

Moon - phone adapterJupiter offers great views as it’s very near opposition – the best time to view the planet.  We should get some views of Saturn this time! The Moon should offer some great opportunities for images with your cellphone camera! We might catch a glimpse of brilliant Venus before it sets, but Mars is up to late, so we’ll miss it this time around.  We should get a good look at some colourful double stars.

Here is  a link to Riverwood on Google maps:  Riverwood