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Astronomy Evening at The Riverwood Conservancy Saturday July 29

  • The 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.

Saturday July 29 is the first National Star Party. Astronomy clubs across the country are holding a star party tonight to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary since Confederation.

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.

A short lecture called "The Sky Tonight" will be presented at 8:00. 8:30, 9:00 and 9:30 pm in Chappelle House.  All are welcome. Announcements will be made at the telescope site announcing the talks.  

 The International Space Station will be visible low in the north at 9:36

The International Space Station will be visible low in the north at 9:36

 

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

 The First Quarter Moon will be visible 

The First Quarter Moon will be visible 

 The rings of Saturn are visible when viewed through a telescope.

The rings of Saturn are visible when viewed through a telescope.

 Magnificent Jupiter will be visible - we hope to see clouds and the Great Red Spot through telescopes.

Magnificent Jupiter will be visible - we hope to see clouds and the Great Red Spot through telescopes.

Note: If the weather is cloudy, the lectures in Chappelle House will still take place. Observing through the telescopes however wold not be possible.