Astronomy Day 2016
Astronomy Day 2016

Public Stargazing Night (Astronomy Day), May 14

Public Stargazing Night at Bayfront Park this Saturday May 14th

To celebrate Astronomy Day this year, join the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers at Bayfront park for an afternoon of solar observing and evening of stargazing. Solar telescopes will be setup to observe the disk of the sun, sunspots and solar flares.  Later that evening, cast your gaze upon the night sky for a complete astronomy experience. Knowledgeable club members will be onhand to answer questions so bring yourself and your family.
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May 13, 2016
May 13, 2016

Transits Near and Far, May 13 General Meeting

General Meeting for May 13, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Astronomers have long known about Mercury and Venus transits of the Sun. However, this technique, now commonly referred to as the Transit Technique, has been amazingly successful in detecting exoplanets, planets around other stars. To date, nearly 6,000 exoplanets or planetary candidates have been detected, the majority of them using the Transit Technique. This talk will deal with some of the historical observations of Mercury and Venus transits and then summarize the state of current exoplanetary observations.
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Moon Hyades Pleiades, Dane Anderson
Moon Hyades Pleiades, Dane Anderson

May Event Horizon Newsletter

The May issue of the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers Event Horizon newsletter is now available.

In this issue you’ll find…

  • The Sky This Month
  • The Beginnings of Life on Earth
  • Hamilton Amateur Astronomers in the Community
  • Photo Eye Candy
  • Plus Much More!

Download your copy from the newsletters section.

Photo credit: The setting Moon, Hyades & Pleiades, by Dane Anderson

Andromeda Galaxy, Leslie Webb
Andromeda Galaxy, Leslie Webb

Public Telescope Scope Clinic & Open House

This April 23rd the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers will be holding their public scope clinic and open house. Telescopes of all types will be setup, amateur astronomers will be available to answer questions, talk about equipment, observing and anything astronomy related. The scope clinic is a great way to get introduced to astronomy, where to start, and learn about the hobby.

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Astronomy Day 2013, Club History
Astronomy Day 2013, Club History

Public Stargazing Night at T.B. McQuesten Park, April 16

Join the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers at T.B. McQuesten Park this April 16th for a public stargazing night. Telescopes will be setup and club members will be available to answer astro-questions. Public stargazing nights are a great way to look at the universe in a friendly environment; bring yourself, your family and friends!

T.B.McQuesten Park
1199 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton
7:30 – 11:00pm
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Subject to weather conditions.

April 15 2016, General Meeting
April 15 2016, General Meeting

Gravity Waves – A heavy subject made light.

General Meeting for April 15, 2016 @ 7:30pm

In the past few months, the discovery of Gravity Waves has made headlines. From the inordinate amount of coverage this discovery has generated in the popular press, it must be something rather significant. Why so much hype? What are Gravity Waves? How were they detected? What does it means to Science? What does it mean to us? Long time HAA member Don Pullen will attempt to break down this revelation in terms that we can all understand.

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November 7 Telescope Clinic, John Gauvreau
November 7 Telescope Clinic, John Gauvreau

April Event Horizon Newsletter

The April issue of the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers Event Horizon newsletter is now available.

In this issue you’ll find…

  • The Sky This Month
  • NASA’s Space Place
  • Upcoming Events
  • Cartoon Corner
  • Plus Much More!

Download your copy from the newsletters section.

Photo credit: The November 2014 HAA Telescope Clinic, by John Gauvreau.

Under the Stars, John Gauvreau
Under the Stars, John Gauvreau

Public Stargazing Night at the Niagara Gateway Tourism Centre

Come join the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers for a night under the stars. This March 19th we will be holding a public stargazing night at the Niagara Gateway Tourism Centre between 7:30 – 11:00pm. Our friendly club members will have telescopes setup where you can ask questions and gaze upon celestial objects of interest;  The Moon, Jupiter, Orion constellation, etc.

Niagara Gateway Tourism Centre
424 South Service Rd., Grimsby
7:30 – 11:00pm
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Subject to weather conditions.

March 11, 2016 HAA General Meeting on Light Pollution
March 11, 2016 HAA General Meeting on Light Pollution

Light Pollution: The Black Eraser

General Meeting for March 11, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Long ago Vincent van Gogh said, “The lamps are burning and the starry sky is over it all.” How times have changed with the emergence of light pollution. Today bright city lights are burning all over the evening sky, outshining the greatest night show on earth to the detriment of future generations. If the starlight storytellers are to disclose the tale of the universe, then the night needs to stay alive. This lecture presentation will examine light pollution from its onset; discuss its consequences, and then outline the measures one can take to curb its effects.

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Moon by Peter Wolsley
Moon by Peter Wolsley

March Event Horizon Newsletter

The March issue of the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers Event Horizon newsletter is now available.

In this issue you’ll find…

  • The Sky This Month
  • Beginner Astrophotography and Home Depot
  • Upcoming Events
  • Cartoon Corner
  • Plus Much More!

Download your copy from the newsletters section.

Photo credit: The Moon, by Peter Wolsley