The February 22 meeting of the RASC Mississauga Centre will feature a talk on two Apollo missions.
Talk Title: The Apollo 9 and 10 Missions - preparing a path for a manned lunar landing
Speaker: Randy Attwood
By February 1969 - 50 years ago - NASA was still celebrating the successful Christmas Apollo 8 mission to the Moon. The Lunar Landing looked doable in 1969. Still, there was much to be done before the first landing attempt. In March and May 1969, two Apollo missions were flown to answer several questions - what was it like to fly the Lunar Module - first in the Earth environment, then in orbit around the Moon. The success of these two missions paved the way to a landing attempt in July 1969 on the Apollo 11 mission.
J. Randy Attwood is a resident of Mississauga and has been looking up at the night sky for nearly 50 years. He remembers watching the Apollo missions and has studied them ever since.
He is currently the Executive Director of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. He is the founder and Past-President of the Mississauga Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and a Past President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Toronto Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. He is the Publisher of the Society’s bi-monthly astronomy magazine Skynews. In 2013 he was named as one of the first Fellows of the Society. In 2005 he was awarded the Society’s Service Award.
Note: the talk will be preceded by the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Centre. The talk will begin at approximately 9 pm
The meeting will be held from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus, in lecture hall SE2074 in the William Davis Building.
Park in parking deck P4 or P8, across from the Recreation and Wellness (Fitness) Centre south of the Davis Building. The parking rate is $2 per hour or $6 maximum.
Consider paying the maximum, which will allow you to park all night. If not, you should return to your vehicle before your time expires to avoid being ticketed.
Enter the Davis Building 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.
Enter off of Mississauga Road. Pay and display parking available in lots P4 and P8. Look for the Mississauga Centre sign in front of the lecture room. Directions