Hello All! With the Activities surroinding AstroCATS ( And I hope all of you will be there for AstroCATS) we are moving the date of the Astrophotography night to the FOLLOWING Thursday May 30th. ALSO the time will be changed to 9:00 pm to allow for darkness!. This session will be on processing images of the moon in registax, as well as a demonstration of how to image the planets!. Saturn in particular! We will also be processing a recent image of Saturn using a Webcam! Come on out for this helpful and informative session!!!
AstroCATS is less than 1 week away and we think we’re going to put on a great show. We’ve added a few more exhibitors and sponsors in the past week and we are eager to see what goodies they bring. For those who have volunteered for duty at the show, we are holding an “Orientation” meeting on Wed. and Thursday. You do NOT need to go to both nights. We are doing 2 nights to help make sure you can work it into your schedule. “Orientation” simply means that you will learn what your job is as well as the … Continue reading
We’ve had almost 2 weeks of clear nights, but tonight it’s going to rain, so we need to cancel this event. The next Star Gazing Night is Wed. June 12 @9:00. BUT… Star Gazing Night is NOT the only opportunity to have fun at the observatory. Our members often announce (using our email distribution list) that they are heading out to the observatory on their own and invite everyone to join them. If you are NOT on the list, contact me and we ill be happy to add you to our mailing list (gary at bendun dot net).
We hope to see you all this Thursday @ 8:00 PM for our Monthly Meeting. General Public Welcome! Where? Royal Canadian Legion 79 Hamilton St. North Waterdown, ON Our guest speaker is Prof. Michael Reid of the University of Toronto. He will be speaking about “Life on Aliens Worlds”. Other fun stuff: – Gary Colwell will give a tour on “What Up” this month – Welcome our newest members – AstroCATS Astronomy Trade Show Preview (www.astrocats.ca) – Annual Banquet Preview We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!
Once again the weather has foiled our attempts to photograph the beauty of the heavens, and indeed a really nice photo opportunity with the Moon and Saturn….Unfortunately this evening is CANCELLED. Lets hope next month is more cooperative!
As discussed at our monthly club meeting last night, AstroCATS is moving ahead in leaps and bounds, and are looking to the membership to help out in a couple of areas. Where we need you to help make AstroCATS a great success is in volunteering, and spreading the word. A Facebook event has been created to help publicize our upcoming astronomy trade show. Go HERE to join the event, and be sure to invite all of yor Facebook friends! We ask that you invite everyone on your friends list because not only could they then forward the event onto someone … Continue reading
We look forward to seeing you at our Monthly Meeting this Thursday, April 4, @ 8:00.m Public Welcome! Where? The Royal Canadian Legion, 79 Hamilton St. North, Waterdown, ON Our guest speaker is Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn who will present some of the most beautiful images that you are likely to see. This won’t be “the usual” astrophotgraphy presentation, but rather an exhibition of her artistry. Kerry-Ann is a meteorologist by day, and an accomplished astrophotographer by night. Many of her works are published and have won international awards. She is also well know for her collaboration with other well known astrophotograpers. … Continue reading
The weather Gods are not going to be kind (or perhaps the Easter Bunny?) so we’re going to concede defeat and cancel tonight’s event.
Come on out for a fun night of stargazing at the observatory. Everyone (non-members too) is welcome! This event was originally scheduled for Wednesday March 13 but the weather decided otherwise. We will begin with a walk out to the main road to see if we can get a glimpse of Comet Pannstars which will be low on the Western horizon at sunset. After that we will fire-up the big telescope and do some star gazing. Once the crowd thins out we will conduct an Observatory Training Session for anyone who would like to get certified to use the observatory … Continue reading
Get ready for a feast fit for royalty! Good food, good company, and a chance to show your astronomy buddies what you look like in daylight, dressed in something other than track pants, parka, and the red Cyclops headlamp. The highlight of the evening will be a presentation by our keynote speaker, David Levy. Capacity for the event is 90 guests, and we expect an early sell out, so be sure to book your tickets right away! Hors D’Oeuvres & Cocktails @ 5:45 PM (cash bar) Buffet Dinner @ 6:30 PM Dress Code: Semi-Formal Your spouse is going to … Continue reading