Introduction to Stargazing and the Universe June 24, 2020

7:30 pm Session 3: Welcome; Scorpius and Antares; Star magnitudes (brightnesses); Moon’s Mare Crisium;  comet F3 (NEOWISE); reminder for Capella & night shining clouds (NLC); Q&A
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Would you like to know more about the night sky and what we can see? We welcome you to join us (via Zoom) once a month for a low intensity 30 minute presentation followed by Q&A. It’s ok if you missed the previous session, they’re mostly self-contained.

star chart:

Attend via Zoom meeting:

Next session: July 22nd, 7:30 pm
Apologies for the tech difficulties in May; a copy/paste error on my part.

As Earth completes a near circle around the Sun, we will cover a range of topics that will help you earn the ‘Explore the Universe’ certificate and pin from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. These include:

  • Finding your way around the sky
  • Moon, Sun, and planet cycles
  • Explore the Universe Certificate
  • Eyes, binoculars, telescope basics
  • Star clusters, craters on the Moon, comets
  • Rings of Saturn, Jupiter’s clouds and moons
  • Using the wonderful RASC Observer’s Handbook

Links to tools, charts, guides: