Category Archives: Potpourri Night

Sept 8: Potpourri Night – Eclipse Discussions – 8PM – 10PM

*** Due to construction we will meet in room SE2072 (just down the hall) ***

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 SE2074 in the William Davis Building.

Host: Randy Attwood

Presentations:

Fred Benedikt (and others): Partial Eclipse report from Riverwood
Various: Partial Eclipse reports

** Break **

Various: Total Eclipse reports
Jo VandenDool: The Sky this Month

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!

August 11: Potpourri Night – ECLIPSE!

*** Due to construction we will meet in room SE2074  (just down the hall) ***

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 SE2074 in the William Davis Building.

Host: John Marchese

Presentations:

Jeff Booth and John Marchese: Solar Filters, other equipment and how to view the solar eclipse safely

Various Presenters: Planning for the partial solar eclipse at Riverwood

** Break **

David Makepeace: Solar Eclipse video

Various Presenters: Starfest Recap

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!

July 7: Potpourri Night

*** Due to construction we will meet in room SE2074  (just down the hall) ***

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 SE2074 in the William Davis Building.

Host: John Marchese

Presentations:

Leslie Strike: Report on the 2017 GA in Ottawa

Francois van Heerden: Astro-video, Mallincams and Public Outreach.
(Francois is an accomplished public speaker, who comes to us from the RASC Toronto centre. In this talk he will show us that, when it comes to public outreach, the Mallincam is in fact “ready for prime time”. His talk will be followed-up with a live demo at an upcoming star party at Riverwood.)

** Break **

Randy Attwood: Spacefest – Report on the Recent Spacefest VIII Conference in Tucson https://www.spacefest.info/

Jeff Booth: The Sky this Month

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!

May 12: Potpourri Night

*** Due to construction we will meet in room SE2074  (just down the hall) ***

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 SE2074 in the William Davis Building.

Host: John Marchese

Presentations:

Jo Vandendool: The Explore the Universe, Explore the Moon, Messier, finest NGCs, Deep Sky Challenge, Isabel Williamson Lunar, & Astrophotography certificate programs offered by the RASC.

Jeff Booth: The Sky this Month.

** Break **

Dave Dev: Refractor Restoration Project.

Leslie Strike & Dave Dev: Starfest 2017. Learn about Canada’s largest star party!

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!

Feb 10: Annual General Meeting & Potpourri Night

The Annual General Meeting is an important review of past club activities, as well as planning for the future. Your attendance is important as you contribute to the future direction of our club… and you get to eat DONUTS!

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 Davis Building.

Host: Jo VandenDool

Presentations

Mississauga Centre Annual General Meeting
(Documents related to the AGM were sent to members by email in January.)

** Break / coffee & donuts **

2016 Astrophotography Contest Slideshow and Awards

Introducing the 2017 Astrophotography Contest

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!

Jan 13: 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 Davis Building.

Host: Jo VandenDool

Presentations

Jo VandenDool: Explore the Universe
Jo will present an Explore the Universe Handbook to a Mississauga Centre Youth Member.

Paul Mortfield: Solar Flares!
Detecting Solar Flares with Radio

Steve Mallia: I thought it was blown up by the Death Star?
Planning for the Moon/Aldebaran Graze on March 4

** Break **

Jo VandenDool: Meteor Crater & the Lowell Observatory

Randy Attwood: The Sky this Month

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!

Dec 9: 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 Davis Building.

Host: Randy Attwood

Presentations

Ben Feist: Apollo 17
Ben Feist created Apollo17.org, a reconstruction of humanity’s last mission to the Moon 44 years ago.

Mohammad Shaban: Planet Nine
A review of theoretical evidence for the existence of a Planet Nine on the outskirts of our Solar system.

Randy Attwood: The Sky This Month

Leslie Strike: National Council Report

Stephen Mallia: Astrophotography Contest Update

For more information, see the Earthshine notice: Earthshine

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!

Nov 11: 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 Davis Building.

Host: John Marchese

Presentations

Brian Gibson & Jo VandenDool: Smartphone and tablet astronomy apps

<** BREAK **>

Fred Benedikt: One in a Million Photo / Various Meteor Detection Methods

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!

Oct 14: 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 Davis Building.

Host: John Golla

Presentations

Lara Awad: Art of the Sun Photography & Apparent Movement of the Sun

Sharon Tomas: Book Review – E=MC2

<** BREAK **>

Chris Malicki: Aurora Photos from Iceland

Steve Mallia: Mississauga Centre Strategic Plan

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!

Sep 9: 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 Davis Building.

Host: John Marchese

Presentations

Fred Benedikt: My Budget DYI Astronomy Projects

Jo VandenDool: The Sky this Month

<** BREAK **>

Allan Connery: Mississauga Centre Telescope Loan Program

Great Course Video from “Our Night Sky” with prof E.M. Murphy, U of Virginia

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!