RASC National Society: The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy - Library Episode! (ONLINE)

The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Join us online to learn basic astronomy that you can do on your own from your backyard!

We'll be hosting introductory astronomy courses every other Tuesday at 3:30pm EDT. They'll give you the tools to learn astronomy on your own at home, along with some observing goals to try. All you need is your computer! A pair of binoculars will help, but are not necessary.

Register here! Videos will also be livestreamed to The RASC YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, April 13th
Library Episode!
• Books in the Sky: Harry Potter
We’ll tour the night sky virtually, and show you the stars that JK Rowling used to name many of your favorite Harry Potter characters.
• Your Own Starfinder
Download and print a Starfinder from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC), and we’ll show you how to assemble it and then use it on the next clear night.
• Stories in the Stars
We’ll share some cool stories from Greek Mythology and Canada’s Indigenous Cultures.
• How to see Where Stars and Solar Systems are Being Born – with Binoculars
Have you ever seen a nebula? We’ll point out where to see the biggest and best one in the springtime sky. It’s near Orion’s Belt! Then we’ll highlight more things to see on spring nights!
• The Best Sky Sights for 2021
Finally, we’ll tell you what to look forward to in the sky this year, including advice for safely seeing a partial solar eclipse in June, August’s fantastic Perseid Meteor Shower, the bright planets Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn in the fall, Supermoons, and more! If the day is sunny, we might even share a view of the sun through a special solar telescope!

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Zoom
Organized by: The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Link: https://www.youtube.com/rascanada