Category Archives: Potpourri Night

Sep 14: 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 SE2074 in the William Davis Building.

Don’t forget the RASC National Star Party at Riverwood on SAT SEP 15 !

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May 25: Potpourri Night & Auction!

Come out for the excitement of our yearly auction of all things astronomical!

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: Simon Claughton

PRESENTATIONS

FOURTH ANNUAL AUCTION with Simon Claughton as our auctioneer
* Only members can sell
* Anybody can donate items to the club
* Anybody can purchase
* No pre-registration required – just bring the items and see Simon before
the meeting starts

** Break ** 2018 RASC calendars and Explore the Universe Guides will be for sale **

Gord Williams: Solar System Demo for Kids
John Marchese: Starfest 2018 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!

Apr 27: Potpourri Night – CELEBRATION!

Find out what we’re celebrating by attending! Refreshments will be served! Free while it lasts!

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: Leslie Strike

PRESENTATIONS

Dave Dev: Built-in Telescope Dew Heating
John Marchese: Stars – Magnitude, Colour and Classification

** Break ** 2018 RASC calendars and Explore the Universe Guides will be for sale **

John Golla: The Sky this/next Month
Keith Jarvie: Gord, Johannes, and Me

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 12: Potpourri Night

*** NO GO – MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER  ***

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: Leslie Strike

PRESENTATIONS

CHRIS MALICKI: The Constellation “Gemini”
DENNIS GASPAROTTO: Review of Small Refractor and Portable Mounts for Wide Field Astrophotography
LESLIE STRIKE: Report on the Dec 10 National Council mtg

** Break ** 2018 RASC calendars and Explore the Universe Guides will be for sale **

RANDY ATTWOOD: An Introduction to Spaceflight – Part 1
JOHN MARCHESE: Stars – Magnitude, Colour and Classification

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!

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!