The RASC - Windsor Centre will be participating in the annual Science Rendezvous activities on Saturday May 7 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. by hosting a table at the University of Windsor CAW Student Centre in the Ambassador Auditorium. Weather permitting there will also be telescopes set up outside for safe Solar observing. More information can be found by clicking here.
Hallam Observatory Open House
The Hallam Observatory is open to the public one evening every month. The next open house night will be on Saturday May 14, 2016 with the observatory opening at 9:15 p.m.. Please note that this event is "weather permitting" and although our telescopes are powerful they cannot see through clouds. For more information about future Hallam Observatory open house dates view the open house page and for a map/directions to the Hallam Observatory click here.
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday May 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ojibway Park Nature Centre located at 5200 Matchette Road, Windsor, Ontario. Our featured speaker for the evening is Sergey Postnikov who will present a talk on "New Profound Ways of Observing the Universe" which will cover radio to gamma-rays, cosmic streams of energetic particles, like electrons, protons, neutrons and neutrinos and direct detection of gravitational waves. The May Director of Observing talk will be provided by Steve Pellarin and of course we will have time to socialize during the coffee break.
RASC General Assembly and AstroCATS
The annual RASC General Assembly will be hosted by the London Centre from May 19 - 23 at Fanshawe College. In addition, the annual AstroCATS show will be held over the same period with an astrophotography workshop on May 19/20 and the Tradeshow will be help on May 21/22. This is a great time for the short drive up to London. More information can be found by clicking here.
The RASC - Windsor Centre will once again be hosting a night under the stars at Colchester Ridge Estate Winery on Saturday May 28 starting at 6:00 p.m.. Activities will include Solar viewing, talks, guided tours of the sky and observing the planets Jupiter, Mars and Saturn as well as some deep sky objects. And of course light food and wine will be available to purchase. More information can be found by clicking here.
Point Pelee Dark Sky Nights
One night a month Point Pelee National Park remains open until midnight for visitors to experience the dark skies of this National Dark Sky Preserve. The specific nights can be found by following the link to Point Pelee National Park.