RASC Mississauga Centre Potpourri Astronomy Evening December 9

  • University of Toronto Mississauga 3359 Mississauga Road Mississauga, ON, L5L 1C6 Canada

The December 9 meeting of the RASC Mississauga Centre will feature talks on the Apollo 17 mission, the Sky this Month and Planet 9.

Host: Randy Attwood

Ben Feist: Apollo 17

Ben Feist, a local here in Toronto, will outline his research efforts that have culminated in him creating Apollo17.org, a real-time reconstruction of humanity's last mission to the Moon. Ben's talk will coincide with the 44th anniversary of the mission and will detail newly added material that was created in collaboration with NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team at Goddard Space Flight Centre.

Mohammad Shaban ; Planet Nine

Mohammad will talk about the recent theoretical evidence for the existence of a Planet Nine on the outskirts of our Solar system. He will also relate this to its effects on KBO's and other objects on the solar system and also to the obliquity of our solar system and how planet Nine has been hugely implicated in this respect. 

Randy Attwood: The Sky This Month

Leslie Strike; RASC National Report

Stephen Mallia - Astrophotography Contest update

Jo VandenDool - Announcements

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!