Astronomy News

June Members Meeting

Join us this Friday, June 14th for our June members meeting!

The guest speaker for this meeting will be Benjamin Law. In his presentation, Benjamin will share his journey in astrophotography, his learning experiences and his stories, in hopes of igniting the interest of others to dip their toes into this amazing astrophotography experience.

Intrigued by several celestial events in the early 80s, Benjamin began to find deep interest in space since he was a kid in Hong Kong.  He joined various astronomy clubs, learned more about the beautiful sky, and enjoyed showing the night sky to people.  One year his father took him to a camp and that moonless starry night totally changed his view about the night sky.  Benjamin immigrated to Canada in the early 90s, and pursued his interest in astrophysics academically at University.

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June 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;

  • Summer Events Calendar
  • HAA Explorers
  • The Sky for Summer 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: The Aurora on May 11, 2024, by Janice Mannering.

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 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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