Introduction to Stargazing and the Universe January 26, 2022

7:30 pm: Welcome; Satellites; Orion; Moon Maria; Pleiades and Hyades; Sky angles
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 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 45 minute presentation followed by Q&A. It’s ok if you missed the previous sessions, they’re mostly self-contained.

Star chart: https://www.heavens-above.com/ choose Edmonton as location, find a satellite near 7 pm. Or download image below (posted a few days before)

Attend via Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89090457267

Recording of Session: Recording; Next session: Feb 23, 7:30 pm

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:

Winter evening sky, with ISS pass   

Early-evening sky Saturday Jan 29 with pass of International Space Station

Some ISS passes: