Greetings from the RASC!

Join us online this Friday February 12th at 7:30pm for our monthly meeting as Dr. Philip Groff of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) joins us to talk about running a large, national organization through these trying times as well as provide some of the fascinating history of the RASC and give a tour of its wonderful collection of astronomical artifacts.

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HAA Explorers – February 2021

Welcome back!  Last month we took a look at what’s up in the sky.  This month we are staying on the ground and checking out our home — planet Earth.  Have fun!

What on Earth??              

Unless you’re an astronaut living on the International Space Station (ISS), you, and everyone you know, live here on planet Earth. It is one of 8 planets that go around (orbit) the star that we call our Sun. Earth is the third planet from the Sun, which is 150 million km away. Earth is special!! We haven’t found life anywhere else in the Universe…yet!

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February 2021 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 This Month for February 2021
  • Notes from MyVirtual Table, January 2021
  • Canadian Solar Eclipses: 0-3000
  • Where Is Astronomy Going From Here?
  • NASA Night Sky Notes
  • Eye Candy
  • Plus More

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

Photo credit: Backyard shadows from an almost-full moon by Jo Ann Salci

Behind the Scenes with Mario Carr

Join us live on YouTube now http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2LTDy8xm8U

Join us online this Friday January 8th at 7:30pm for our monthly meeting, as our very own PR guru Mario Carr gives us a peak behind the scenes with stories as the region’s go to astronomy guy for the media. You’ve seen him on tv and read his newspaper columns; now here is your chance to talk to him directly!

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January 2021 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 This Month for January 2021
  • Benefits of Spectroscopy to the Study of Astronomy
  • NASA Night Sky Notes
  • Eye Candy
  • Plus More

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

Photo credit: Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405) by Michel Audette.

The Search for True Earth Analogs

Join us this Friday December 11th at 7:30 PM for our monthly meeting on ZOOM for members, as well on our YouTube channel for non-members. The YouTube link will be posted at 7:15 PM on Friday.

Our guest speaker this month is Dr. Yanqin Wu whose interests are in extra-solar planets, and and will discuss some of her most recent discoveries. These discoveries led her and her team to propose a new space mission, one that promises to find true Earth analogs.

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December 2020 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 for December 2020
  • Observing Mare Orientale
  • NASA Night Sky Notes
  • Eye Candy
  • 2019-2020 Financial Statements
  • Plus More

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

Photo credit: The Veil Nebula (Western Portion) by Mike Hamilton.

November Members Meeting

This Friday November 13th at 7:30pm we will be holding our November member’s meeting!  This is an online Zoom meeting, and all members are invited to join the meeting and enjoy the presentations.  Non-members can join our YouTube live stream.

This is November and that means the HAA Celestial Events Calendar is being rolled out.  This month we will hear from many of the photographers behind the images with insight into the how and why of their photos.  In the past we have had outside astrophotography experts speak to us about this beautiful and challenging hobby within the hobby, but it turns out we have some exceptionally skilled and talented imagers right here!

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November 2020 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 for November 2020
  • What I’ve Been Doing During the Epidemic
  • NASA Night Sky Notes
  • Eye Candy
  • Plus More

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

Photo credit: The Milky Way by John Gauvreau.

Muin and the Search for Life in the Universe

Join us online Friday October 16th at 7:30, as we will be holding our October member’s meeting!  This is an online Zoom meeting, and all members are invited to join and enjoy the presentations.  All non-members are welcome to join the YouTube live stream. The link will be posted here and all social media platforms at 7:15PM just prior to the meeting.

Our special guest speaker this month is Dr. Hilding Neilson who will be speaking about Muin and the Search for Life in the Universe.

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