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
Our guest speaker is Bill Gardner from RASC London Centre. Bill will be speaking about his work with Parks Canada. Gary Colwell will be presenting “what up” (in the sky) this Month. Hint….comet PANSTARRS! Library Book Review Update on our May 25 & 26 AstroCATS Trade Show Update on our June 6 Annual Banquet and Awards Presentation Location: Royal Canadian Legion, 79 Hamilton St N, Waterdown, ON
Many people have seen beautiful images of the night sky and have wondered….”How can I take images like that?”… to some it is daunting and seems way beyond their reach..I once thought that too……but learning to image the night sky is like the old saying…”How do you eat an elephant?……One bite at a time….. On Thursday February 28, 2013 at 8:00pm, come to the Observatory with your camera and tripod to learn how you can image the night sky without a telescope or expensive accessories!. This evening will introduce you to the exciting world of astrophotography. In this presentation you will learn … Continue reading