Introduction to Stargazing and the Universe April 27, 2022

7:30 pm: Welcome; Satellites; Perseus; Moon Maria; Deep-sky; comet O3 PanSTARRS
Wednesday, April 27, 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. 

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

Recording of Session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDO6v3qcEn
Next session: June 22, 7:30 pm. There is NO May meeting!
Sky map and International Space Station passes are linked below.

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
  • Eyes, binoculars, telescope basics
  • Star clusters, craters on the Moon, comets
  • Using the wonderful RASC Observer’s Handbook

Links to tools, charts, guides:

Spring evening sky, with ISS pass   

Evening sky with May 19 pass of International Space Station

Some evening ISS passes (earlier this month passes are before dawn):