December 2017 Event Horizon Newsletter

The latest issue of the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers Event Horizon newsletter is now available for download!

In this issue you’ll find…

  • The Sky This Month
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Cartoon Corner
  • Upcoming McCallion Planetarium Shows
  • Upcoming Events

Download the latest issue or visit the newsletters section for past issues.

Photo credit: Eagle Nebula by Peter Wolsley

Planning for Deepsky and Nightscape Photography

Friday December 8th General Meeting

Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn will be discussing how to prepare and plan for a night of imaging with special consideration to location, time, weather and sky quality considerations. She will also be discussing how to interpret weather forecasts and use various websites, apps and desktop software in order to optimize your night out under the stars. Her talk will also be applicable to those who aren’t interesting in photography.

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Hamilton Amateur Astronomers Scope Clinic and Open House

Thinking about purchasing a telescope for Christmas? Not sure what to get or not sure how to use the scope that you have? Grab it and come to the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers Scope Clinic and Open House on Friday, November 17, 2017. Held in the auditorium of the Hamilton Spectator Building, 44 Frid St Hamilton, the doors are open to the public from 5:00 till 10:00PM.

Admission is free so bring your family and friends!

The HAA 2018 Celestial Events Calendar will be available at this event.

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Eyepieces, November 10th General Meeting

General Meeting for November 10th 2017.

Barry Sherman will be speaking on telescope eyepieces at this Friday’s November 10th general meeting.

Calendar

The HAA 2018 Celestial Events Calendar will be available at this event.

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2018 Celestial Events Calendar

The Hamilton Amateur Astronomers 2018 Celestial Events Calendar is now available!

This cosmic collection of club member photos is out of this world and set to blast off at the next General Meeting (Nov 10) for $15 each or two for $25. Each month includes upcoming celestial events, Moon phases, Sunrise/Sunset times, and astro-tips to keep you informed this 2018.

All revenue generated from calendar sales goes back into the club to help support future club activities!

Be sure to beam-up your calendar and don’t forget they also make excellent holiday gifts!

Update:

November 2017 Event Horizon Newsletter

The latest issue of the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers Event Horizon newsletter is now available for download!

In this issue you’ll find…

  • Annual General Meeting Summary
  • Astrophysics Group Meeting Summary
  • The Sky This Month
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Eye Candy
  • Cartoon Corner
  • Upcoming McCallion Planetarium Shows
  • Upcoming Events

Download the latest issue or visit the newsletters section for past issues.

Photo credit: Aurora in Vik, Iceland by DavidTym

October 2017 Event Horizon Newsletter

The latest issue of the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers Event Horizon newsletter is now available for download!

In this issue you’ll find…

  • HAA Elections Notice
  • The Sky This Month for October 2017
  • Astronomical Halloween
  • The Astro-Physics Group
  • Cartoon Corner
  • Upcoming Events

Download the latest issue or visit the newsletters section for past issues.

Photo credit: M13 by Matthew Mannering

This Day in Astronomical History, General Meeting and Council Elections

General Meeting for October 13th 2017.

Kevin Salwach will be speaking about this day in astronomy history, covering some of astronomy’s notable figures.

Kevin Salwach is a councillor-at-large with the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers, and has been a member of the club for almost a decade. Kevin first discovered his love of the cosmos at McMaster’s McCallion Planetarium in winter 2008, and after seeing Saturn through Jim Wamsley’s telescope at an HAA public night the following spring, he was hooked for life. An avid amateur astronomer, pilot, hunter and trapper, Kevin can frequently be found observing the stars from the balcony of his apartment in downtown Hamilton or enjoying the great outdoors in the forests of Flamborough and Dundas.

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September 2017 Event Horizon Newsletter

The latest issue of the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers Event Horizon newsletter is now available for download!

In this issue you’ll find…

  • Letters From HAA Club Members
  • HAA Elections Notice
  • Book Reviews
  • The Totally Awesome Total Eclipse
  • Public Outreach Gallery
  • Fall 2017 Calendar of Events
  • Upcoming McCallion Planetarium Shows
  • Upcoming Events

Download the latest issue or visit the newsletters section for past issues.

Photo credit: Solar Eclipse 2017 by Bruce Pawlett

The Love of Astronomy, what New Members can Expect from the HAA

General Meeting for September 8th 2017.

If you’re considering becoming a new member of the HAA then this is the perfect general meeting to attend. Our chair, Bernie Venasse will be covering what new members can expect from the HAA. For existing members, Bernie will continue with HAA events of recent past, what is happening now and what is coming in the near future. Come join us this Friday for a fun evening and the sharing of our passion for everything cosmic!

Bernie Venasse is the HAA’s Chairman and has been an active astronomer since the days of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. He is an active member of the British Astronomical Association, The International Dark Sky Association, the Astronomical League and Astronomers without Borders.

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