February Club Meeting – Thursday February 5th at 8 pm

The originally scheduled speaker Paul Mortfield had a last minute conflict and is replaced with the Hamilton Centre President Gary Colwell who will be giving a presentation on Cosmology.  Gary will present on how our understanding of the origin of the Universe has changed through history up until the present time where the Big Bang presents the best fit to the known data.

January Club Meeting – Thursday January 8th at 8pm

Stop the Presses!….we have a wonderful change in speakers for tomorrow night’s Monthly meeting. Dr. Paul Delaney, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at York University has graciously accepted our invitation to speak at tomorrow night’s meeting. His Topic “Update on Recent Exoplanetary Research” “In excess of 4000 exoplanets have been discovered to date and they grow in numbers on a daily and hourly basis. Great advances have occurred in atmospheric determination and the existence of water on some of these planets. We will be discussing the latest results from the Kepler Telescope, which is designed to survey a portion of … Continue reading

Monthly General Meeting Thursday December 4, 2014 – 8:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion Waterdown ON

Guest Speaker Mr. Chris Vaughan! A brief bio… Mineral Exploration and Near Earth Geophysicist and Amateur Astronomer. Two time Past President of KEGS (The Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society), and member of SEG, CGU, PDAC, AGU, and RASC. I am actively engaged in Earth Science and Astronomy public outreach and education. Oh – and I love science and science fiction. Topic: Worlds to Discover: Exploring Dwarf Planets, Mighty Moons, and the Outer Solar System” This talk will review the fascinating distant objects that planetary scientists and astronomers have been discovering and exploring in our Solar System. Real worlds that humans might … Continue reading

Monthly Club Meeting, Thurs Nov 6 at 8pm

A reminder of our meeting this Thursday November 6, 2014 @ 8:00 pm at the Legion in Waterdown…. Chris Talpas will be offering a talk on “A history of the telescope from Galileo to the present day.” Chris says, “As the title suggests, I would like to trace the development of the telescope from its earliest days to the present and near future looking at what were the technical limitations of early designs and how new designs and technologies improved the performance. I will also highlight some important discoveries made by particular instruments. I will also touch upon mount development as … Continue reading

Annual General Meeting – Thurs Oct 2

Hello everyone, Don’t forget to come out this Thursday for our general meeting and election of the new board!  If you would like to become a member of the board,it isn’t too late! Come out and support your club…plus enjoy our guest speaker (its a surprise)…as well as “Whats in the sky this month” See you there!!!