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 Friday May 10 from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus, in lecture hall SE2074 in the William Davis Building.
(Go / No Go will appear here after 4PM Fri)
Host: Steve Mallia
Fred Benedikt: “Travelogue on his visit to Kitt Peak Observatory in Arizona / Dark Energy Research” – Part 2
A visit to Kitt Peak Observatory and an overview of their new innovative instrument on the 4 meter Mayall telescope. The upgraded instrument will measure the effect of dark energy on the expanding universe by mapping the red-shift of 30 million preselected galaxies. (Fred will provide a quick recap of part 1, which was presented in April.)
Lara Awad: “The Apple and the Moon”
Development of the concept of gravity and Newton’s preliminary calculations that provided mathematical background to the theory.
** Break **
Chris Malicki: “SNOlab Announcement”
Chris will announce the details of our tour of SNOlab in Sudbury later this year. We will be taking sign-ups from Mississauga Centre members who are interested in and committed to being among the limited number of people that will get to go.
Randy Attwood: “The RASC 2019 General Assembly”
This year’s GA will be hosted by RASC National and will he held at York University in Toronto June 13 – 17. (This will be a joint meeting with the AAVSO.) www.rasc.ca/general-assembly
Steve Mallia: “The Sky This/Next Month”
An overview of what to look for in the night skies in the next month or so.
Enter off of Mississauga Road. Park in lot 4 or in the parkade across from the fitness centre south of the Davis Building. 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, then go up to the main floor). Look for the Mississauga Centre sign in front of the lecture room.
After the meeting, join us at at a local watering hole (location announced during the meeting) for more fun!