RASC Mississauga: National Astronomy Star Party

Saturday, July 29, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Come out and observe the universe at the Riverwood Conservancy! Join members of the Mississauga Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada as they set up large telescopes to look at the Moon, planets and stars.

Saturday July 29 is the first National Star Party. Astronomy clubs across the country are holding a star party tonight to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary since Confederation.

Weather permitting, members of the Mississauga Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be setting up telescopes to show members of the public spectacular views of the Universe. Observing will take place on the green in front of Chappell House. The event starts at dusk is free and open to everyone.

A short lecture called "The Sky Tonight" will be presented at 8:00, 8:30, 9:00 and 9:30 pm in Chappell House. All are welcome. Announcements will be made at the telescope site announcing the talks. 

Large telescopes will be set up and pointed at the Moon, the planets Jupiter and Saturn and other objects beyond our solar system. We also expect to see a pass by the International Space Station!

Note: If the weather is cloudy, the lectures in Chappell House will still take place. Observing through the telescopes however would not be possible.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Not required
Organized by: RASC - Mississauga Centre, Earthshine Astronomy and Space Science Organization and The Riverwood Conservancy
Location: The Riverwood Conservancy, 4300 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga, ON L5C 2S7 (north off Burnamthorpe between Mississauga Rd and Mavis Rd.)