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.
Windsor Centre Annual Picnic
Our annual picnic will be held on Saturday June 11, 2016 at Hallam Observatory beginning at around 6:00 p.m. with dinner being served around 7:00 p.m.. The picnic will be “Pot Luck” style with the Centre providing BBQ’d hot dogs and hamburgers. We ask that you bring a side dish or dessert and something to drink - a reminder alcohol is not permitted at Hallam Observatory.
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 June 11, 2016 with the observatory opening at 9:45 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.
The next meeting of council will take place on Tuesday June 14, 2016 and will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.. The meeting will take place at Skippy's Restaurant at 954 University Ave. W - thanks for hosting Melissa.
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday June 21, 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 Nancy Ng who will present a talk on "Chinese Constellations". The June Director of Observing talk will be provided by Brian Thomas and of course we will have time to socialize during the coffee break.
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.