NEW FORMAT! Still free, but “by appointment”. Scope trouble? Bring it and we’ll get it working! Moon, double stars, Saturn, Jupiter, Pleiades. Contact Alister at email@example.com
Can’t seem to figure out your scope? Need some pointers on what objects to look at, which eyepieces/filters to choose, how to observe? Drop me a note, we’ll figure out a place and time to get together. If it’s public, others are free to drop by. It could be at the RASCobservatory at the Telus World of Science Edmonton on a clear but not too cold Friday or Saturday evening when it’s open, or in the hour before our monthly Monday meeting. Or… some mutually agreeable place/time.
Reasons for the change: can’t drive onto the lawn in winter; I’m not willing to wait in the cold just in case someone shows up, but if you’re committing to meet, I’m glad to help.
We’ll probably restart the casual gatherings in spring.
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
- Magazine: 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 after dusk.