RASC Mississauga Centre acquires solar telescope

The Mississauga Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada has enhanced its public outreach program by adding a sophisticated solar telescope to its collection. This telescope views the Sun in a narrow wavelength of light, allowing various structures to be observed on the solar surface.

Prominences of hydrogen gas can be seen hovering above the limb of the Sun. Normally, there features are visible only during the few minutes of a total solar eclipse.

 Prominences appear above the solar limb as seen through the new RASC telescope on Sunday June 15.

Prominences appear above the solar limb as seen through the new RASC telescope on Sunday June 15.

The Centre plans to have this telescope on hand for public viewing at upcoming Mississauga library events. We hope you can join us for these free events. Solar viewing is dependent on clear weather.

Saturday July 5 Burnhamthorpe Library 1-5 pm

Tuesday July 15  Lakeview Library  5:30 - 7:30 pm 

Saturday August 2 Lakeview Library 1-5 pm

Saturday August 9 Port Credit Library 1-5 pm

Saturday September 6 Lorne Park Library  1-5 pm

Saturday September 13  Erin Meadows Library 1-5 pm