Mar 20: SPEAKER NIGHT: RANDY ATTWOOD

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and the suspension of in-person classes at UTM, we have cancelled this meeting.

Topic: “Apollo 13 – The Flight That Failed”

By Randy Attwood

Fifty years ago, the third mission was launched to land two people on the Moon. On the third day of the flight, a problem occurred which cancelled the plans for the lunar landing and instead, started a race to get the astronauts home alive. In this talk, the speaker will detail all the things which had to go right to save the Apollo 13 crew.

About Randy:

J. Randy Attwood is a resident of Mississauga and has been looking up at the night sky for nearly 50 years. He joined the The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in 1970. He was President of the Toronto Centre 1982 – 1986, Society National President 1998 – 2000, the founder, a Past-President and Honorary President and currently President of the Mississauga Centre. He was the Society’s Executive Director and Publisher of SkyNews magazine from 2014 – 2019.

For more information, please see the Earthshine notice

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.

Park in parking deck P4 or P8, across from the Recreation and Wellness (Fitness) Centre south of the Davis Building. The parking rate is $2 per hour or $6 maximum. Consider paying the maximum, which will allow you to park all night. If not, you should return to your vehicle before your time expires to avoid being ticketed.

Enter the Davis Building 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.

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