Category Archives: Potpourri Night

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

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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

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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

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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!

July 15: 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. The June 1oth meeting features talks on the James Webb Space Telescope, a report on the 2016 RASC General Assembly, and more:

Host: Steve Mallia

Presentations

Leslie Strike: Award Presentation

Randy Attwood: Trip to Paris / 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Preview

Fred Benedict: Enjoy the Sky – Both Day and Night

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Steve Mallia: Mississauga Centre Strategic Plan

John Marchese: Visit to the Udvar-Hazy Center in Washington / Starfest 2016 Update

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!

June 10: 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. The June 1oth meeting features talks on the James Webb Space Telescope, a report on the 2016 RASC General Assembly, and more:

Host: Steve Mallia

Presentations

Leslie Strike: Report on the 2016 RASC GA in London.

Mohammad Shaban: James Webb Space Telescope.

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Jo VandenDool: Why we Need more Public Outreach.

Leslie Strike & John Marchese: Starfest 2016 Preview.

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 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. The May 13th meeting features talks on the recent Transit of Mercury, our Astrophotography techniques, and a talk on the shape of the Earth and the metric system.

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.

Host: John Golla
Presentations:
Chris Malicki – Report on the May 9 Transit of Mercury.
Lara Awad – Shape of the Earth and the Metric System, part 1.

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Lara Awad – Shape of the Earth and the Metric System, part 2.
Steve Mallia – Astrophotography Course.

After the meeting, join us at at a local watering hole (location announced during the meeting) for more fun!

Observing Night and Auction!

April 12: Public Observing Night @ Riverwood *** IT’S A GO! ***

Our first Observing Night of the year kicks off at Riverwood Conservancy with Jupiter, The constellation of Leo, and the Moon as highlights.
Observing begins at dusk (about 8:30).

April 15: Auction

Our second annual auction will be held at 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The University of Toronto,Mississauga Campus, in lecture hall SE2082 in the William Davis Building. Only Members will be able to sell lots but anyone can bid.

Featured this year is a MEADE ETX-125 Goto Telescope.

Both of these meetings are open to the public and free.