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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89090457267
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:
- Moon Map: Free
– Dynamic NASA map with labels
– Randy Enkin’s 1h youtube Intro tothe Moon
RASC (national) 1.5h Youtube Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6X4_S33XDk
- Books: Nightwatch by Terence Dickinson (old editions are fine!)
– Complete Guide to Stargazing by Robin Scagell
- Magazines: Skynews, Astronomy
- Explore the Universe: https://www.rasc.ca/explore-universe Revised 3rd edition
- Free star web/desk app: https://stellarium.org/
- Space Station and satellites: https://www.heavens-above.com/
- Choose Edmonton as location, find a satellite near 11 pm. Or download image below (posted a few days before)
Summer late evening sky, with ISS pass (from Heavens-Above)
Some all-night ISS passes