RASC Mississauga: Observing and photographing the August total solar eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse, Second Contact/Diamond Ring, March 2016, Side, Turkey, Photo by Randy Attwood
Total Solar Eclipse, Second Contact/Diamond Ring, March 2016, Side, Turkey, Photo by Randy Attwood
Friday, April 21, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Speakers: Randy Attwood, Mississauga Centre Honourary President; Michael Watson, Toronto Centre

The solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 presents an opportunity for many amateurs to observer their first total solar eclipse.

These are rare events and may be overwhelming for the novice TSE observer. The presenters have seen several dozen eclipses and will share their experiences with advice to those planning to travel to the centre line.

The evening will cover all aspects of observing, enjoying, photographing and preparing for the experience which will last a scant two minutes.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Reservations: Not required
Organized by: RASC - Mississauga Centre
Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, William Davis Building, Lecture Hall SE2082, 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON  L5L 1C6. Enter off Mississauga Road. Park in lot 4 or the parkade across from the fitness centre south of the Davis Building. Enter through the Fitness centre, walk up the stairs until you reach the main corridor then turn right. (If you need an elevator, follow the corridor to the right of the stairs, then go up to the main floor.) Look for the Mississauga Centre sign in front of the lecture room.

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