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Astronomy Evening at Riverwood June 14

  • Riverwood Conservancy 300 Riverwood Park Lane Mississauga, ON, L5C Canada (map)

Come out and observe the universe at the Riverwood Conservancy! Join members of the Mississauga Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada as they set up large telescopes to look at the Moon, planets and stars.

Weather permitting, members of the Mississauga Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be setting up telescopes to show members of the public spectacular views of the Universe. Observing will take place on the green in front of Chappelle House.  The event starts at dusk is free and open to everyone.

Large telescopes will be set up and pointed at the Moon, the planets Jupiter, Mars and Saturn and other objects beyond our solar system.  We also expect to see a pass by the International Space Station!

In early June, Mars was at its closest to Earth since 2005.

Mars as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope  

Mars as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope

 

Telescopes will be set up for visitors to look through

Telescopes will be set up for visitors to look through

Saturn and its beautiful ring system

Saturn and its beautiful ring system

Clouds make Jupiter a colourful planet.

Clouds make Jupiter a colourful planet.

The Moon this week will be in a waxing gibbous phase.

The Moon this week will be in a waxing gibbous phase.

Look for meteors, artificial satellites and anything else in the skies over Mississauga.

Note: If the weather is cloudy, the observing will be delayed one day. Check this web site for GO/NO GO information on the afternoon of the 14th.

Directions to the Riverwood Conservancy.