Fri Mar 25 – 8 pm Observing the April Total Lunar Eclipse

Randy_Attwoodd7b492[1]Observing the April Total Lunar Eclipse

The April 15 Total Lunar Eclipse is the first eclipse visible from Southern Ontario for over three years. The Moon will pass through the shadow of the Earth in the early morning hours of April 15.

What can we expect to see? What causes eclipses? How often do they occur? How can I photograph the eclipse. All of this and more will be covered during this presentation.
Randy Attwood is the President of The Earthshine Astronomy and Space Science Organization, a Mississauga based not for profit charity organization. He is a resident of Mississauga and has been looking up at the night sky for over 40 years.
Randy is the founder and Past-President of the Mississauga Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. He is a Past President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Canada’s national astronomy organization. In 2013 he was names as one of the first Fellows of the Society.
Randy has appeared on CTV, CBC, GLOBAL and the Discovery Channel to provide background information for space and astronomy related stories. He has covered 12 space shuttle launches and landings as a journalist and photographer.
Randy has travelled to various places around the world to observe and photograph total eclipses of the sun. He has written High School Astronomy text book units on astronomy and presented planetarium programming at schools.
Randy is currently a Contributing Editor for Canada’s Astronomy magazine, Skynews.
Asteroid 260235 was renamed Asteroid Attwood in his honour.
We hope to see you there on Friday.

How to get here

The next Speaker Night of the RASC Mississauga Centre will take place on Friday February 21 at 8:00 p.m. at The University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus, in lecture hall SE2082 in the William Davis Building (AKA the South building).

Park in lot 4 or the parkade, across from the fitness centre south of the Davis Building. (Parking rate: $2 per hour.)

Enter through the Fitness centre, walk up the stairs until you reach the main corridor then turn right. (If you need an elevator, follow the corridor to the right of the stairs all the way to the end, then go up to the main floor.) Look for the Mississauga Centre sign in front of the lecture room.

Upcoming Meetings / Events

Tue Apr 8 or Wed Apr 9: Public Star Party at Riverwood.
Fri Apr 11: Meeting at UTM.
Fri Apr 25: Speaker at UTM – Roberto Abraham, U of Toronto,”Ultra-low Surface Brightness Imaging with Project Dragonfly”.
Tue May 6 or Wed May 7: Public Star Party at Riverwood.
Fri May 9: Meeting at UTM.
Fri May 23: Speaker at UTM – Pat Hall, York U, “Black Holes and Quasars”.
Tue Jun 3 or Wed Jun 4: Public Star Party at Riverwood.
Fri Jun 6: Meeting at UTM.
Fri Jun 20: Speaker at UTM – Keith Vanderlinde, U of Toronto, “CHIME: Mapping the Universe with Canada’s newest Radio Telescope”.


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