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Self-Isolation Star Parties

RASC National Society Videos: Self-Isolation Star Parties

Submitted by on 13 October 2020

Do you miss those wonderful Star Parties hosted by RASC, where you get to look at the night sky and learn about what's up there? We do too! That's why we're hosting online star parties!

Join RASC Outreach Coordinator Jenna Hinds and Astronomy In Action's Ryan Marciniak as we bring you the night sky. We'll talk about space news, and weather- and Moon-permitting, we will do our best to bring you live views of the night sky using our telescopes.

Topics change each session, and we always bring guests on board. Find out more about planned star parties below!

You can also watch the livestreams on The RASC YouTube Channel. Livestreams will start at the same time as the webinar.

March 25, 2020

April 8, 2020

April 22, 2020

May 6, 2020
Our guest this week is Charissa Campbell! She is a PhD student at York University who uses the Curiosity Rover to study clouds on Mars.

May 20, 2020
Today we are joined by Frédérique Baron, Education and Public Outreach Coordinator at the Institute for Research on Exoplanets, at the University of Montréal. She's sharing her knowledge of brown dwarfs with us! Afterwards, RASC member and author John Read shows us the night sky in Halifax.

October 13, 2020
We'll be hearing from Erin Gibbons, PhD candidate, about her research on the possibility of microbial life on Mars. After her presentation, we'll be looking at Mars through telescopes! Join us for live views of the Red Planet.