RASC Mississauga Centre Meeting April 21

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

The April 21st meeting of the RASC Mississauga Centre will feature a talk on the upcoming August 21 total solar eclipse.

Talk Title: Observing and photographing the August total solar eclipse

Speaker: Randy Attwood, Mississauga Centre Honourary President, Michael Watson , Toronto Centre 

The solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 presents an opportunity for many amateurs to observer their first total solar eclipse.

Total Solar Eclipse, Second Contact / Diamond Ring March 2016 Side, Turkey Photos by Randy Attwood

Total Solar Eclipse, Second Contact / Diamond Ring March 2016 Side, Turkey

Photos by Randy Attwood

These are rare events and may be overwhelming for the novice TSE observer. The presenters have seen several dozen eclipses and will share their experiences with advice to those planning to travel to the centre line.

2016 total solar eclipse. Photo by Randy Attwood

2016 total solar eclipse. Photo by Randy Attwood

The evening will cover all aspects of observing, enjoying, photographing and preparing for the experience which will last a scant two minutes.

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. 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!