Skynews Magazine

  • Posted on: 19 November 2016
  • By: Sludtke

SkyNews, the Canadian magazine of astronomy and stargazing, is our guide to observing the night sky. Each issue provides a seasonal star chart, stunning celestial photos, expert equipment advice, and the latest developments in the world of astronomy. SkyNews is for active stargazers and is the only way to reach the entire amateur astronomy and astro-photography market in Canada. More information can be found at www.skynews.ca

Friday December 2nd 7:30pm - New Advancements in Geology in our Solar System - by Jason Cosford

  • Posted on: 19 November 2016
  • By: Sludtke

This month we have a presentation about geology advances within our solar system from guest speaker Jason Cosford.  Jason is the president of the Saskatchewan Geological Society and has a keen interest in astronomy.

You do not have to be a member to attend. Please join us!

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

Cost: Free

Friday November 4th 7:30pm - Easy Astrophotography - by Shane Ludtke

  • Posted on: 3 November 2016
  • By: Sludtke

This month we have a presentation named Easy Astrophotography by Shane Ludtke.  Shane is a member of the Regina astronomy club who has recently devoted some time to learning how to take simple photos of the night sky. You will learn how to take some stunning photos with little effort and modest gear. 

You do not have to be a member to attend. Please join us if you have an interest in photographing the night sky.

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

Cost: Free

Friday October 7th 7:30pm - "Music to Einstein's Ears: The Discovery of Gravitational Waves" by Heather Fong Webinar

  • Posted on: 7 October 2016
  • By: Sludtke

This month we have a webinar entitled "Music to Einstein's Ears:  The Discovery of Gravitational Waves" by Heather Fong.  Heather Fong is a doctoral student at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Toronto.  The detection of gravitational waves is an amazing feat of engineering so come join us and learn about this whole new way to observe the universe.

 

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

Cost: Free

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

 

 

 

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