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RASC Mississauga Centre Potpourri astronomy evening April 11

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The April 11 meeting of the RASC Mississauga Centre will feature talks on Neil deGrasse Tyson, webcam-astronomy, the upcoming lunar eclipse and more!  

Host: Andrew Opala


Jo VandenDool, Stephen Mallia      A review of Neil deGrasse Tyson'e presentation March 21, 2014 at the university of Toronto

Andrew Opala   “Web-cam astronomy with a home-assembled web cam”

   - showing the basics of construction and sourcing parts

   - use and results

   - using the web cam in a simple Schmidt camera

Lukasz Trakowski  Lukasz will show his online blog and talk about the Vixen Polarie Star Tracker. 

The Vixen Polarie Star tracker

The Vixen Polarie Star tracker

Matt Grinter           Observing Tonight - What's the forecast?

Randy Attwood      Final preparations for the Total Lunar Eclipse and some interesting lunar eclipse software for astrophotographers

The December 2010 Total Lunar Eclipse. Photo by Randy Attwood

The December 2010 Total Lunar Eclipse. Photo by Randy Attwood

The meeting will be held from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The University of Toronto,Mississauga Campus, in lecture hall SE2082 in the William Davis Building.


Potpourri meetings feature a series of short presentations on various astronomy and space topics given by members of the Mississauga Centre. The meeting is open to the public and is free.  


Enter off of Mississauga Road. Park in lot 4 or the parkade, across from the fitness centre south of theDavis Building. Enter through the Fitness centre, walk up the stairs untilyou 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 mainfloor.) Look for the Mississauga Centre sign in front of the lecture room.


Post meeting plans: we usually continue the discussion post-meeting at a local bar – please join us!