RASC Regular Meeting, September 13, 2021

The James Webb Space Telescope – Astronomy’s Next Eye on the Universe

RASC Regular Meeting, Monday September 13, 2021

7:00 PM MDT, Meet and Greet

7:30 PM MDT, Meeting begins, including guest talk, News from Space, AstroImaging Corner, and other RASC features.

FREE and open to the public.

Join the meeting using this Zoom link

Guest Speaker:

Mark Waldman

The James Webb Space Telescope – Astronomy’s Next Eye on the Universe

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is the scientific successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.  JWST will be the premier observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide. It will study every phase in the history of our Universe, ranging from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang, to the formation of solar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, to the evolution of our own Solar System.

This talk will provide an overview of the science (what will the Webb be looking for), the telescope operation, the 2017 cryo-vac optical test, and plans for post-launch commissioning.

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Northern Prairie Dark Sky Weekend 2021

RASC members only event
Tuesday, September 7 to Saturday, September 11

Update September 3, 2021

This is a members-only event for those wishing to book a campsite for personal observing. Almost all of the sites reserved by RASC-Edmonton Centre have been taken. Please email the Northern Prairie RASC Dark Sky Weekend coordinators Northern Prairie RASC Dark Sky Weekend coordinators Susan and Rick Bramm, for more information.

Astro Café
Aug 17, 2021
How to Use a Telescope

Astro Café: How to Use a Telescope
Aug 17, 2021 7:30 PM

Do you need help using your telescope?

We have experts ready to assist up to 4 people that need help with their telescope. We will do this workshop at an outdoor location with plenty of space for physical distancing.

If you are interested, please email Asto Café Coordinator with your telescope details and I will let you know the location. We’ll do this clear or cloudy skies but we have a Zoom backup plan for rainy weather.

The Moon will be visible as follows:
19:30 Moon Alt 6.0, Az 152 SUN ALT 11
20:00 Moon Alt 7.6, Az 158 SUN ALT 7
20:30 Moon Alt 9.0, Az 165 SUN ALT 3
20:57 Moon Alt 10, Az 170 SUNSET