Astronomy Club Meeting Thursday Sept 4th

Well here it is… almost the end of the summer ( as the EX goes)…. and in just over a week we will once again be starting our regular meetings… and we have some pretty great events and  speakers lined up already!

 

Our first meeting is on Thursday September 4th at 8:00 pm at the Legion in Waterdown.  Our first meeting has traditionally been a “catchup” on what members did over the summer. If there is something you would like to present, a tale of something astronomical that happened over the summer…any photographs you have taken, or anything you might think other members would be interested in hearing…drop me an email at the one below  or… supergiant2003@hotmail.com and let me know what you would like to present and for how long.. Let’s get our first meeting off to a bang! (a Big Bang!)

Voyager map details Neptune’s strange moon Triton

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NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft gave humanity its first close-up look at Neptune and its moon Triton in the summer of 1989. Like an old film, Voyager’s historic footage of Triton has been “restored” and used to construct the best-ever global color map of that strange moon. The map, produced by Paul Schenk, a scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, has also been used to make a movie recreating that historic Voyager encounter, which took place 25 years ago, on August 25, 1989. Via: Voyager map details Neptune’s strange moon Triton

Spectacular supernova’s mysteries revealed

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Astronomers are delving into the mystery of what caused a spectacular supernova in a galaxy 11 million light years away, seen earlier this year. The supernova, a giant explosion of a star and the closest one to the Earth in decades, was discovered earlier this year by chance. These phenomena are extremely important to study because they provide key information about our universe, including how it is expanding and how galaxies evolve. Via: Spectacular supernova’s mysteries revealed

Electric sparks may alter evolution of lunar soil

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The moon appears to be a tranquil place, but new modeling suggests that, over the eons, periodic storms of solar energetic particles may have significantly altered the properties of the soil in the moon’s coldest craters through the process of sparking — a finding that could change our understanding of the evolution of planetary surfaces in the solar system. Via: Electric sparks may alter evolution of lunar soil

Hamilton RASC General Meeting Thursday May 1, 2014 8:00PM at the Legion in Waterdown – Mr. Glenn Kukkola

Hello All, One of our own members will be taking the stage this Thursday talking about a subject he loves – The Night Sky for beginners – come hear someone who’s passion for the night sky is only surpassed by his knowledge of the night sky! Also Mr. Dave Dev will be presenting a brand new item for keeping dew off your optics….and you won’t believe the price!!!!,,or how well it works! There will be an update on AstroCATS and a real HUGE announcement that you just will not believe! ( ok….  no 20 questions or it won’t be a … Continue reading