On Saturday May 13th, the University of Windsor will return to being host of Science Rendezvous, an annual national day celebrating the fields science, engineering and robotics. This is a FREE interactive outreach event geared to families and the public in general. The event runs from 10 AM to 3 PM and will take place this year at the University of Windsor Human Kinetics Building (also known at the Toldo Lancer Centre) -located on College Avenue, just east of the University of Windsor Lancer Stadium. Parking in the lot just north of the stadium and west of the fire station will be free for visitors. The Windsor Centre of the RASC will continue our tradition of hosting a large interactive booth in the exhibit area with solar observing taking place outside of the building.

Next Meeting

Our next general meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time at Ojibway Nature Centre located at 5200 Matchette Road, Windsor. Susan Sawyer-Beaulieu will be giving the Directorate of Observing report. Our featured speaker will be Janet Hart, professor from the University of Windsor and RASC Windsor member. Her presentation will focus on the diverging possibilities for life on evolving Terrestrial planets. Using the planets of our own inner solar system, she will discuss how a variety of factors, from planet mass and composition, to orbit location, to the cooling rate of a rocky planet's core can affect the conditions that make the development of life possible. A lively question period is likely to follow. Members are also reminded that they can invite family and friends to attend our meetings or join in on the Zoom meeting. We will have a Zoom link working for those of you who cannot attend in person. Please see email to membership for details on how to access the ZOOM meeting. 

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 at the above link to Point Pelee National Park.

The Sky this Week

For a weekly guide to celestial events, visit the Observing page on the Astronomy by Night website and click on  This Week's Night Sky .


Hallam Observatory

Photo albums

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