Summer Under the Stars

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Robert Vanderwee

Summer’s coming, and that means tons of warm, sunny days with CLEAR SKIES (extra emphasis on that last part). Clear skies mean perfect viewing conditions for night sky observation. The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s Montreal Centre (RASC Montreal) will be taking full advantage of this by hosting several astronomy events for all to enjoy. The following is a list of the events that will be taking place over the upcoming summer:
Saturday, May 11th (11:00am to 11:00pm): International Astronomy Day at the Montreal Planetarium.
Saturday, June 8th (8:00pm to 9:30pm): the Summer Night Sky by David Shuman (talk and observation) at the Morgan Arboretum.
Saturday, July 6th (8:00pm to 9:30pm): Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) by Dianea Phillips (talk and observation) at the Morgan Arboretum.
Friday, August 9th (8:00pm to 9:30pm): Photographing a Meteor Shower by Marc Ricard (talk and observation) at Morgan Arboretum.
Monday, August 12th (8:00pm to 11:30pm): Perseids Meteor Shower by Robert Vanderwee (talk and observation) at the Morgan Arboretum.
If any or all of these events appeal to you, then come and join the John Abbott Space Club and the RASC! These events are completely free of charge, and are oriented towards both people with casual and technical interests in astronomy, as well as people who’ve never even considered an interest in the subject. Have a wonderful summer, and we hope to see you there!

Originally Published in Bandersnatch Vol.49 Issue 07 on December 4th, 2019