Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Mallincams: For Outreach and Observing in Light-Polluted Areas

Cityscape with full moon by John Gauvreau
Photo credit: John Gauvreau
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Our topic for this evening will be an overview of astronomy in light-polluted areas using video-assisted observing or for public outreach. There will also be a Christmas Social during the extended meeting break to allow members and guests to mingle over coffee and treats.

Our speaker this evening will be François van Heerden
François van Heerden is a life member of the Toronto Centre, RASC and has been an avid amateur astronomer doing public outreach for more than 4 decades. The evolution of astro-video has made his task much easier; his purchase of a Mallincam took it to a new level. François will give some insight into what he has been able to accomplish with his astro-video cameras.

Non-members are welcome
Non-members are welcome to join us at our general meeting events to see what we’re all about. You’ll find a club full of enthusiastic amateur astronomers passionate about this fascinating science and hobby. We’re confident you’ll want to become a member of the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers and join us in exploring this fascinating hobby.

Door Prizes
There will be a draw for door prizes at the meeting and a free door prize ticket to all who arrive before the 7:30 start time!

Food Share Donations
Donations of non-perishable food for the Hamilton Food Share program will be collected at this meeting. Please drop off any items at the drop-box located near the entrance of the auditorium. All donations gratefully accepted and thanks to your generosity we’ve collected thousands of pounds of food since we began. Let’s keep up the great work as the need continues.

Become a member
Becoming a member of the HAA opens up new opportunities to take your love of astronomy further! Members have access to our star nights at the Binbrook Conservation Area, our telescope loaner program, social events such as our Cosmology Discussion Group, and more!

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Reservations: Not required
Organized by: Hamilton Amateur Astronomers
Location: The Hamilton Spectator, 44 Frid Street, Hamilton, ON  L8N 3G3 (near the junction of Highway 403 and Main St. West)