Friday September 9th 7:30pm - Telescope Eyepieces - Guest Speaker Vance Petriew

  • Posted on: 28 August 2016
  • By: Sludtke

If you're interested in learning how to put together a set of eyepieces that works for your telescope or want to know how to better improve the eyepiece set you currently have, then make plans to come join us.

Location: Saskatchewan Science Centre Theatre (enter through the Science Centre doors)

Cost: Free

Friday June 3rd 7:30pm - 20 Year History of the Saskatchewan Summer Star Party - Guest Speaker Les Dickson

  • Posted on: 27 May 2016
  • By: Sludtke

Guest speaker Les Dickson will present on the history of the Saskatchewan Summer Star Party. The star party is an annual event in the Cypress Hills Interprovincial park. Amateur astronomers from over North America spend the weekend observing. Cypress Hills is a unqiue location that provides great astronomical observing conditions.

Location: Saskatchewan Science Centre Theatre (enter through the Saskatchewan Science Centre entrance)

Cost: Free

Astronomy Day Public Observing - May 14th

  • Posted on: 12 May 2016
  • By: Sludtke

We will be setting up telescopes during the day for solar observing as well as evening observing. Stop by for a look. Here are the details:

Solar Observing

10:00am - 4:00pm at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum (2445 Albert Street)

Special filters will be used to safely observe sunspots and other features on the closest star to Earth, the Sun.

Night Time Observing

7:30pm - 10:00pm in front of the IMAX Theatre (2903 Powerhouse Drive)

Public Observing - Transit of Mercury

  • Posted on: 9 May 2016
  • By: Sludtke

Come and see a rare astronomy event! We will be able to observe Mercury pass in front of the Sun. We can observe Mercury transit the Sun 14 times during the next century. Telescopes will be setup by the entrance to the IMAX theatre. Special filters are used to safely view the Sun. Stop by for a view! This event will end at 12:38pm.

Cost: Free

Location: IMAX Theatre Entrance

 

Friday May 6th 7:30pm - The Planet Mercury: A Brief Overview of the Hot Tiny Ball of Rock We all Know and Love

  • Posted on: 4 May 2016
  • By: Sludtke

The presentation this month will be learning about the closest planet to the Sun, Mercury. This will be an interesting presentation in advance of Mercury transiting the Sun.

Location: Saskatchewan Science Centre Theatre (enter through the Saskatchewan Science Centre entrance)

Cost: Free

Friday April 1st 7:30pm - Tips for Buying Your First Telescope

  • Posted on: 31 March 2016
  • By: Sludtke

The presentation this month will be Tips for Buying Your First Telescope. Come find out all you need to know to big your purchase. Please ask any questions you have about getting started in the hobby of astronomy. 

Location: Saskatchewan Science Centre Theatre (enter through the Saskatchewan Science Centre entrance)

Cost: Free

 

 

 

Friday February 5th 7:30pm - The Answer is 42: an Unexpected Journey - There and Back Again

  • Posted on: 12 January 2016
  • By: Sludtke

This month we are pleased to have guest speaker Dr. Martin Beech, Professor of Physics at the Universoty of Regina,  present on recent research project about the history of astronomy and imagined tunnels that cut through Earth. Club members and the public are encouraged to attend.

Location: Saskatchewan Science Centre Theatre

Cost: Free

 

Friday January 8th 7:30pm - Bring Your Gear Night

  • Posted on: 3 January 2016
  • By: Sludtke

Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite gear used for astronomy or something that you have acquired recently. Everyone that brings some gear will have an opportunity to share some details. Please join us even if you do not have any gear or are too shy to talk about it. Nights like these are wonderful opportunities to learn about different gear and ask questions from someone that has experience with it.

Location: Saskatchewan Science Centre Theatre

Cost: Free

 

Friday December 4th 7:30pm - Webinar on How to Get to Pluto

  • Posted on: 1 December 2015
  • By: Sludtke

This month we have a webinar featuring a fellow Canadian engineer, Frederic Pelletier from KinetX Aerospatiale International in Quebec City.  Frederic is one of the lead consultants for navigating the New Horizon's probe to Pluto.  He will start with a background on interplanetary navigation and then share with us a very interesting story on how they managed to navigate the New Horizon's probe to its precise target so far away from home.

Location: Saskatchewan Science Centre Theatre

Cost: Free

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