The Mississauga Centre holds public Friday evening meetings each month. Our regular monthly meeting we call a Potpourri Night in which Centre members may make presentations on topics about which they are knowledgeable as amateur astronomers. A typical Potpourri Night will include discussions of recent astronomy and space news and presentations on what to look for in the sky during the coming month.

From September through June, we hold a second monthly meeting, our Speakers Nights. At these, invited guests expert in many different areas of the Astronomy and Space Sciences fields make presentations. Frequently these speakers are researchers directly involved in professional astronomy projects at the leading edge of discovery.

The content of Potpourri and Speakers Night meetings is at a level accessible to the interested newcomer as well as the experienced amateur astronomer.

The location for our meetings is the University of Toronto at Mississauga. Meetings start at 8:00 p.m. in room SE2082 located in the William G. Davis Building (formerly known as the South Building). Park in lot 4 or the new parkade, just south of the William Davis Building. Enter through the Fitness centre, walk up the stairs until you reach the main corridor then turn right. Look for the Mississauga Centre sign in front of the lecture room. UTM parking costs $2/hour (to a maximum of $6.00 at night) payable at dispensers that accept VISA, MasterCard or cash.

How to get to our meetings: Maps and directions

Leave a Reply