May Members Meeting

Join us this Friday, May 10th for our May members meeting!

The guest speaker for this meeting will be Dr. Chris Jillings from SNOLAB. Dr. Jillings’s talk “How to Know the Universe from a Hole in the Ground” will focus on black matter.  He will be joining us on Zoom.

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May 2024 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 Explorers
  • The Sky for May 2024
  • Total Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024 Members’ Image Gallery
  • Upcoming McCallion Planetarium Shows
  • Upcoming Events
  • Plus More

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

Photo credit: Diamond Ring Effect of the April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse, by Janice Mannering

April Members Meeting

Join us this Friday, April 12th for our April members meeting!

Our guest speaker for the evening is Perry Edmundson, Program Manager at Canadensys Aerospace.  Mr. Edmundson will be joining us in person to talk about the Canadian Space Agency’s Lunar Rover mission.
 
In place of the Sky this Month presentation there will be time for members to share eclipse stories and experiences.  If you want to share an eclipse picture or two at the meeting on Friday, send those picture(s) to Matthew Mannering in jpeg format before noon on Friday April 12.  Limit of 2 pictures per member please.  Any pictures received after noon on Friday will not be projected at the meeting.

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April 2024 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;

  • Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair (BASEF) Winners
  • HAA Explorers
  • The Sky for April 2024
  • Eye Candy
  • Upcoming McCallion Planetarium Shows
  • Upcoming Events
  • Plus More

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

Photo credit: Comet 12P Pons-Brooks, by Chris Szaban.

March Members Meeting

Join us this Friday March 8th at our new home at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in Burlington, for our March members meeting. St. Matthew’s is located at 126 Plains Road East, Burlington, Ontario, L7T2C3.

Our guest speaker will be Dave Cotterell. Dave is a retired high school teacher, and has been a passionate observer for his entire life. He specializes in observing Double Stars and will graciously share his hard-won insights and vast knowledge of Double Stars with us.

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March 2024 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 Explorers
  • The Sky for March 2024
  • 2025 HAA Celestial Events Calendar Image Submission
  • Upcoming McCallion Planetarium Shows
  • Upcoming Events
  • Plus More

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

Photo credit: Orion’s Sword, including M42, M43 and the Running Man Nebula, by John Gauvreau

February Members Meeting

Join us this Friday February 9th at our new home at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in Burlington, for our February members meeting. St. Matthew’s is located at 126 Plains Road East, Burlington, Ontario, L7T2C3. Our guest speaker for the evening is Dr. Christian Sasse from iTelescope.  Dr. Sasse will be joining us through Zoom to talk about remote imaging using telescopes located in some of the most pristine night skies around the world.

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February 2024 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 Explorers
  • The Sky for February 2024
  • The Moons and features of Jupiter: Online calculators
  • Eye Candy
  • Upcoming McCallion Planetarium Shows
  • Upcoming Events
  • Plus More

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

Photo credit: Galaxy IC 342 in Camelopardalis, by Alex Kepic

January Members Meeting

Join us this Friday January 12 at our new home at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in Burlington, for our January members meeting. St. Matthew’s is located at 126 Plains Road East, Burlington, Ontario, L7T2C3. Our guest speakers will be Brett Tatton and Frank Williams from the Bluewater Astronomical Society.  They will be joining us via Zoom to discuss the astronomy program that they have developed for grade 6 to 8 students.

We will also have our monthly favourite – “The Sky this Month” for January with Matthew Mannering. Don’t forget we will be giving away some door prizes, and will also gladly accept donations of food or cash for delivery to Hamilton FoodShare. Anything you can spare would be greatly appreciated!

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January 2024 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 Explorers
  • The Sky for January 2024
  • Planets of Binary Star Systems Part 3
  • Keeping up with all the Meteor Showers
  • Eye Candy
  • Upcoming Events
  • Plus More

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

Photo credit: The Auriga region, by Chris Szaban.