Astronomy Evening at Riverwood August 10

  • The Riverwood Conservancy 300 Riverwood Park Lane Mississauga, ON, L5C Canada

With the forecast looking clear tonight we are GO for observing at Riverwood at 8:30 pm Wednesday August 10.

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.

Park in the main parking lot. You will be directed by volunteers to the observing area.

Large telescopes will be set up and pointed at the Moon, the planets Mars and Saturn and other objects beyond our solar system.  We expect to see a pass by the International Space Station just after 10:00 pm.

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

The International Space Station will make a brief appearance at 9:10 tonight passing low in the north.

The International Space Station will make a brief appearance at 9:10 tonight passing low in the north.

THE MOON will be  in the First Quarter phase on August 10.

THE MOON will be  in the First Quarter phase on August 10.

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 9th.

Directions to the Riverwood Conservancy.