Astro Café
Sep 26, 2018
AstroImaging Community Café

AstroImaging Community Café

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Windsor Park Community League Hall*
11840 87 Ave

Members Only event.

* Note: Outside shoes are not permitted inside the hall.

Do you enjoy taking and/or viewing pictures of the sky? Are you looking for some pointers to up your skill set or turn that “nice” shot into “calendar image!”? Maybe in the last couple of months you have 5 images, or made 4 time-lapses that are too much for the AstroImaging Corner at our Regular Meetings. Whether you take 4 minutes or want to share a 20 minute backstory for a specially composed a shot, or demo a technique others can benefit from, bring it to our community!

Keep reading to learn how to use SignUp to add your contribution to the self-guided potluck that is AstroImaging Community!
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Astro Café
September 23, 2018
Photographing the Full Harvest Moonrise

Photographing the Full Harvest Moonrise

FREE Members only event.

Presented by RASC members Alister Ling and Luca Vanzella.

If you have always wanted to photograph the Full Moon rising above a scenic landscape but you aren’t sure how to do it – this Astro Café is for you! Veteran Full Moon shooters Alister Ling and Luca Vanzella will guide you through all of the steps necessary to get that perfect shot.

This Astro Café is designed for people that own a DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) camera – we won’t be using any phone or point-and-shoot cameras. Some familiarity with your DSLR camera is beneficial but not absolutely required.

When:
Sunday, September 23, 2018
18:45 – 20:30

Cloud/Rain/Snow Backup:
NONE, it will be cancelled, check on EdmontonRASC Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/edmontonrasc/
We will post an update no later than 18:00. It is your responsibility to check.

Where:
Viewpoint across the road from
44 St Georges Crescent
Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/JjRkgVYBtgm

Keep reading for What to Bring and How to Prepare

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Astro Café
July 18, 2018
How to Use A Telescope

How to Use a Telescope workshop

FREE event open to the public.

Are you having trouble using your telescope? Bring your telescope to a FREE workshop: How to Use a Telescope workshop and experts from the RASC will help you learn how to use it. Let us show you how to make the most out of your telescope. Discover how to properly set up your telescope, how to find objects in the sky, what accessories would be useful to you and how to take care of your telescope.

Weather permitting, we can go outside to try out telescopes. Sunset is at 9:51 PM at which time some brighter objects will be visible:
– Jupiter in the SSW at 19 degrees altitude
– Moon in the SW at 23 degrees altitude
– Venus in the W 13 degrees altitude

Astro Café – How to Use a Telescope

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
8:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Windsor Park Community League Hall*
11840 87 Ave

FREE event open to the public.

* Note: Outside shoes are not permitted inside the hall.

Astro Café
June 20, 2018
10 Things to do in the Summer of Planets

 

10 Things to do in the Summer of Planets
by Bruce McCurdy

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Windsor Park Community League Hall*
11840 87 Ave

Members Only event.

* Note: Outside shoes are not permitted inside the hall.

Summer nights are the shortest, so why do I always do more observing in summer than any other season? Because there exists a surprising variety of fine celestial sights for the intrepid observer and/or photographer. In addition to these subtle annual delights, in the coming weeks and months our evening skies will be studded with bright apparitions of the planets Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and especially Mars.

Astro Café
May 16, 2018
AstroImaging Community

AstroImaging Community

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Windsor Park Community League Hall*
11840 87 Ave

Members Only event.

* Note: Outside shoes are not permitted inside the hall.

Do you enjoy taking and/or viewing pictures of the sky? Are you looking for some pointers to up your skill set or turn that “nice” shot into “calendar image!”? Maybe in the last couple of months you have 5 images, or made 4 time-lapses that are too much for the AstroImaging Corner at our Regular Meetings. Whether you take 4 minutes or want to share a 20 minute backstory for a specially composed a shot, or demo a technique others can benefit from, bring it to our community!

Keep reading to learn how to use SignUp to add your contribution to the self-guided potluck that is AstroImaging Community!
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Astro Café
April 18, 2018
Astrophotography with WherezJeff

Astrophotography with WherezJeff

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Windsor Park Community League Hall*
11840 87 Ave

Members Only event.

* Note: Outside shoes are not permitted inside the hall.

Accomplished local photographer Jeff Wallace joins us this evening to talk about his exploits in astrophotography, including shooting nightscapes, deep sky images, auroras, NLC’s and nicely placed moonrises. Jeff will also share tips and tricks on shooting and assembling timelapses. Anyone interested in astrophotography will be sure to learn something from an experienced pro! Check out some of Jeff’s albums on Flickr:


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Astro Café
Mar 21, 2018
Movie Night – The Universe: How Big, How Far, How Fast

The Universe
How Big, How Far, How Fast

  • If the Earth were the size of a basketball and the moon the size of a tennis ball, how far would it be from the basketball?
  • How fast is the Earth orbiting the Sun?
  • How much more would you weigh on a neutron star than on Earth?
  • How fast is the Sun going around the galaxy?
  • If the Milky Way were in Los Angeles, one hundred miles across, where would the Andromeda Galaxy be?

If these questions intrigue you, then this Astro Café is for you. We’ll watch the program “The Universe: How Big, How Far, How Fast”, a 45 minute program from 2012, that gives viewers a tangible grasp of the enormity of the universe. Models and comparisons give a perspective on the relative sizes of the largest nearby stars, the scale of the solar system and just how fast the speed of light is.

Featuring: Alex Filippenko (UC Berkeley), Laura Danly (Griffith Observatory), Greg Laughlin (UC Santa Cruz) and Clifford Johnson (USC).

After the show, we will have a short quiz. The winner will get a special prize!

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM   <– Please note the start time is later than usual.

Windsor Park Community League Hall*
11840 87 Ave

Members Only event.
All ages event – bring your budding astronomers wanting to know more!

* Note: Outside shoes are not permitted inside the hall.

Astro Café
Feb 21, 2018
Astronomy Swap & Shop

Astronomy Swap & Shop

Bring anything astronomical you’d like to sell or swap, or just come as you are and meet your fellow RASC Edmonton Centre members. Star gazers, observers, skyscape shooters, deep sky imagers, solar afficionados – all members are welcome. No matter what your skill level, there is always something you need (OK, maybe want) or something you don’t need anymore or perhaps you just want to see what’s what.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Windsor Park Community League Hall*
11840 87 Ave

Members Only event.

* Note: Outside shoes are not permitted inside the hall.