Category Archives: Potpourri Night

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.

Mar 18: 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 March 18th meeting will feature talks on Astrophotography and the March 9th Solar Eclipse.

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:
Brian Gibson – AstroPhotography Processing/Stacking Process
Leslie Strike – March 9 Solar Eclipse from the South Pacific

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

Feb 12: Cosmic Rays & AGM

Ted Rudyk
We’re happy to announce  guest lecturer Ted Rudyk will be giving a short talk on Cosmic Rays followed by a Live Demonstration at our February 12th meeting.
We will kick off the meeting with the Annual General Meeting. Documents related to the AGM will be sent to members in a separate email. Please note that the meeting will start at 8:00 PM sharp.

Agenda:
Mississauga Centre Annual General Meeting, chaired by our president, Leslie Strike.

** Break **

Cosmic Rays with Demonstration – Ted Rudyk
 

If you are a member and would like to make a presentation at an upcoming meeting, please contact one of our potpourri meetings coordinators: John Marchese, Stephen Mallia, John Golla or Chris Malicki – MEMMTG@mississauga.rasc.ca.

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

Coming Up in 2016!

As we kick off into 2016 we wanted to let you know what we have in store to look forward to…

  • 8 Public Star Parties
  • 9 Guest Lecture Speaker Nights
  • 2nd Annual BBQ Just for Members
  • 2nd Annual Equipment Auction (April)~ And New This Year ~
  • Astrophotography Contest

It all starts off Friday January 15th at 8pm with our potpourri evening featuring:

Randy ~ Sights of London

Jo ~ Cepheid Variable Stars

Leslie ~ Astrophotography with a tripod

Hope to See You There!

Oct 16: 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

Mohammad Shaban: Star Formation and Death.

Jo VandenDool: Back to School part 2: Basic Math in Astronomy.

** Break **

Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy 

We are considering purchasing the above video set. We plan to show one 31-minute lesson on Friday and, if we like it, buy our own set for the club. For more information about this course, click here.

RASC 2016 calendars will be on sale for only $15 each!

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.

If you are a member and would like to make a presentation at an upcoming meeting, please contact one of our potpourri meetings coordinators: John Marchese, Stephen Mallia, John Golla or Chris Malicki – MEMMTG@mississauga.rasc.ca.

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

June 5: 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 5 meeting will feature talks on the upcoming BBQ; a travelogue on a trip to an Irish observatory, Starfest information, the sky this month, and more.

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 Marchese

Presentations:

Leslie Strike – BBQ update
(Mississauga Centre members – last chance to sign-up in advance for the BBQ)

Gord Williams – photos from Starfest 2014

John Marchese – Starfest 2015 preview

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Steve Mallia – report on his visit to the Dunsink observatory in Dublin, Ireland

Allan Connery / Chris Malicki – Solar telescope loan program

Randy Attwood – The Sky this Month

If you are a member and would like to make a presentation at an upcoming meeting, please contact one of our potpourri meetings coordinators: John Marchese, Stephen Mallia, John Golla or Chris Malicki – MEMMTG@mississauga.rasc.ca.

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