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RASC Mississauga Centre Meeting September 28, 2018

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

The September 28th meeting of the RASC Mississauga Centre will feature a talk on the southern skies of Australia.

Talk Title: Under Southern Skies

Speaker: Michael Watson



In this talk and slide show, Michael Watson will discuss his recent month-long trip to Australia, which included several nights of stargazing and astrophotography from the dark skies of the Australian Outback.  He will talk about how he prepared for the trip, the equipment that he took, and how he produced the photos that you will see.  His astrophotos will be interspersed with photos of some of the sights from around the Land Down Under.


Michael is well known around the RASC as a 48-year member, an astrophotographer and a solar eclipse enthusiast, and a member of the Society's Board of Directors.  At the July General Assembly in Calgary, Michael gave a photographic presentation on the Milky Way titled “There’s No Place Like Home”.  He has been a guest speaker at previous Mississauga Centre meetings, and is looking forward to returning and sharing the results from his trip to Oz.


The meeting will be held from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus, in room SE2074 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. Directions

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