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Riverwood Tues June 23 ** IT’S A GO ** Moon, Jupiter & Venus, and Saturn!

We’ve got more phone camera adapters to make it easier for you to get great shots with your phone through our telescopes! Come out in the gorgeous weather to see Jupiter and Venus next to each other in the night sky. Weather is looking good, so it’s a GO! We’ll start when it gets dark about […]

June 19th: Dr. Paola Rodriguez Hidalgo: UNDERSTANDING QUASARS

The June 19th meeting of the RASC Mississauga Centre will feature a talk on QUASARS! SPEAKER: Dr. Paola Rodriguez Hidalgo, York University TITLE: “UNDERSTANDING QUASARS (and their extremely(!) high velocity outflows)” Quasars are among the most luminous objects in the sky. These very energetic regions lie at the center of massive galaxies and powered by […]

June 13: ** Members-Only ** BBQ

RASC Mississauga Members: Please join us for our First Annual RASC Mississauga BBQ! Saturday, June 13th from Noon to 4PM (food served between 1 and 2 PM) at the Meadowvale Conservation Area. ** No alcohol allowed ** Bring lawn chairs, bug repellant, hats, frisbees, and your appetite! $5 per family if you haven’t yet signed […]

June 5: Astronomy 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 SE2082 in the William […]

Roberto Abraham lecture “First Results from Dragonfly” at CASCA 2015

Roberto Abraham delivered a lecture entitled “First Results from Dragonfly” at CASCA 2015 (2015 meeting of the Canadian Astronomical Society) at McMaster University this week. Many RASC members will remember his lecture on this groundbreaking technology while it was undergoing early testing. Here is a link to an article in Astronomy Now

May 22: Prof. Bryan M. Gaensler PhD FAA

The May 22nd meeting of the RASC Mississauga Centre will feature a talk on the ways the universe could kill you. SPEAKER: Dr Bryan Gaensler, Director Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto TITLE: How The Cosmos Will Kill You ABSTRACT: The stars of the night sky appear gentle, peaceful and unchanging. But […]

Tue April 28 – 8:00 pm Riverwood Park Observing Night

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 Chappelle House. The event starts at dusk is […]

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