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.

December Members Meeting and Seasonal Social

Join us this Friday, December 8th for our regular monthly meeting!    
         
There is no speaker this month to allow time for our Seasonal Social.  The meeting will start with announcements, Ann Tekatch will present the 2021-2022 financial statement and information will be shared about the 2 possible new venues for the club’s meetings.  Members at the meeting will be given the opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts about the two possible locations, after which a final decision on our new venue will be made.  Matthew Mannering will then present “The Sky this Month” which will be followed by the Seasonal Social.

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December 2023 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 December 2023
  • What’s Up in Awards? December 2023
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Planets of Binary Star Systems Part 2
  • Occultations – Perhaps the Ultimate Amateur Astronomy
  • Upcoming Events
  • Plus More

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

Photo credit:  Dumbbell Nebula (M27), by Andrew Brenyo