Introduction to Stargazing and the Universe June 22, 2022

7:30 pm: Welcome; Satellites;  Sagittarius; Moon Maria; Lagoon nebula & Starcloud; Noctilucent Clouds; Q&A
Wednesday, June 22, 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:

Recording of Session: To be uploaded
Next session: September 28, 7:30 pm. 
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:

Summer late evening sky, with ISS pass   (from Heavens-Above)

Some all-night ISS passes