Astronomy Course Night 3 – Riverwood

Riverwood Park Astronomy Course 4300 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga

Arrive at 8:00pm to become involved in setting up telescopes while there is still daylight.

Riverwood Public Star Party

Riverwood Park, Mississauga 4300 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga

Join us at Riverwood Park for a night under the stars.  This event is open to the public and there is no charge.  Weather permitting, we will have a variety of telescopes set up and have a variety of objects to view. Please check back after 4pm on the day of the event to see […]

Astronomy Course Night 4 – Riverwood

Riverwood Park Astronomy Course 4300 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga

Arrive at 8:00pm to become involved in setting up telescopes while there is still daylight.

Potpourri Meeting

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View this talk on YouTube Presentations Chris Malicki & Noelle Starzynski: "Observing and taking Astrophotos from British Columbia" Liz and Chris spent 2 weeks with their niece, Noelle, who lives near Osoyoos BC, 10 km from Mt. Kobau. (In 1966, this location was considered for the Queen Elizabeth II telescope.) They will talk about observing and astrophotography […]

Speaker Night – Paul Delaney

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Speaker: Professor Paul Delaney, York University. Topic: "Water, water everywhere?" View this talk on YouTube Our understanding of our own solar system has changed significantly since the advent of spacecraft exploration.  Water was once believed very scarce in our corner of the galaxy but we now realize this is not the case.  From understanding where our […]

Speaker Night – Gary Crawford

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From The Weird to the Inspired in the World of Archaeoastronomy View this talk on YouTube This presentation introduces the great divide between pseudoscience and science that exists in the world of archaeoastronomy, just as it does in other fields. Archaeology uses the material record excavated from sites such as Cahokia and Stonehenge, information from […]

Speaker Night: Leslie J Sage

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Leslie J. Sage is an Astronomy Editor for NATURE magazine and Contributing Editor to the RASC JOURNAL (Second Light column) . Talk Title: My life with Nature Magazine View this talk on YouTube Abstract:  In mid-July 1993 I flew to London to start my new job as the astronomy editor of Nature. I spent almost […]

Speaker Night – Michael Daly

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission recently grabbed a sample from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu.

Potpourri Night

Host: Randy Attwood Swapna Shrivastava                         Reflections on achieving the Explore the Universe certificate Ron Macnaughton                            The Sky This Month Tom Otvos                      […]

Potpourri Night

Host: Randy Attwood Kirby Aguire: Photos of the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction Chris Malicki: The Sky for January and February. Shakeel Anwar: Conjunction Photos / Comet Neowise Retrospective Fred Benedikt: Hunting for meteorites: anyone can own one with patience NOTE: This Meeting starts at 7:30 pm. Zoom information Topic: RASC Mississauga Centre Potpourri Meeting Time: Jan 15, 2021 07:30 PM […]

Speaker Night

Title: The Mission of Apollo 14 Speaker: Randy Attwood  January 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the third successful lunar landing in the Apollo program. There was extra pressure on the crew of Apollo 14 to pull off a successful mission, following on the aborted Apollo 13 mission nine months earlier. Changes were made to […]

Potpourri Night

Host: Randy Attwood Presentations Simon Claughton: "Apollo 14: A Postal History" John Burgener: "A Consideration that the Fireballs Associated with the Perseid Meteor Shower are an Indication of a Previous Low Angle Skip Impact by Comet 109P/Swift–Tuttle" Swapna Shrivastava: "A trip to the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope" Betty Robinson: "A Helicopter Lands on Mars" Dennis Gasparotto: "A Visit […]