Astronomy News

May 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 May 2020
  • HAA’s Library Corner
  • Doing Spectra Under Difficult Suburban Conditions and What Needs to be Done
  • NASA Night Sky Notes
  • Eye Candy
  • Plus More

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Photo credit: Venus, the Pleiades, the Hyades, and the International Space Station, by Sue MacLachlan and Doug Turner.

December 2019 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 2019 Christmas Social
• November Astrophysics Group Meeting Summary
• The Sky This Month for December 2019
• NASA Night Sky Notes
• Eye Candy
• 2018-2019 Financial Statements
• Upcoming Events
• Plus More

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Photo credit: Galaxy NGC 891 in Andromeda, by Matthew Mannering

November 2019 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…

  • October Astrophysics Group Meeting Summary
  • The Sky for November 2019
  • NASA Night Sky Notes
  • Eye Candy
  • A “Head-Up”: Upcoming and Online Shows
  • Upcoming Events
  • Plus More

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Photo credit: The Andromeda Galaxy (M31), by Christopher Strejch

Annual General Meeting and Council Elections

General Meeting for October 11th 2019.

Join us this Friday for our annual general meeting, in which we hold elections for the next year’s council, hear what everyone has been up to and generally take care of business.

But that’s not all! It’s also game night; get ready for Messier Bingo! Grab your bingo sheet as you come in the door and be ready with your Messier objects trivia.

Optics expert Barry Sherman will be showing us his newest (in a long line) of telescopes.

Bob Christmas will once again share his vast knowledge of the sky with an installment of The Sky This Month which you won’t want to miss!

Place and Time

We’ll be meeting at The Hamilton Spectator Building located at 44 Frid St, near the junction of Highway 403 and Main St West in Hamilton for one last time. Starting time is at 7:30pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome!

Door Prizes

There will be a draw for door prizes at the meeting and a free door prize ticket to all who arrive before the 7:30 start time!

Food Share Donations

Donations of non-perishable food for the Hamilton Food Share program will be collected at this meeting. Please drop off any items at the drop-box located near the entrance of the auditorium. All donations gratefully accepted and thanks to your generosity we’ve collected thousands of pounds of food since we began. Let’s keep up the great work as the need continues.

Photo credit: National Science Foundation

October 2019 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…

• April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse Planning
• September Astrophysics Group Meeting Summary
• Report from the 2019 Black Forest Star Party
• The Sky for October 2019
• NASA Night Sky Notes
• Eye Candy
• Upcoming Events
• Plus More

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Photo credit: The Milky Way from Binbrook, by Ann Tekatch

April 2019 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…

  • April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse Planning
  • March Astrophysics Group Meeting Summary
  • The Sky This Month for April 2019
  • For Dog Lovers!
  • The Best of Cartoon Corner
  • Upcoming Events
  • Plus More

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

Photo credit:This month’s Waning Gibbous Moon, by Sylvie Gionet

February 2019 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…

  • April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse Planning
  • January Astrophysics Group Meeting Summary
  • The Sky This Month for February 2019
  • NASA Sky Notes
  • Upcoming Events
  • Plus More

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

Photo credit: The January 21, 2019 Lunar Eclipse by John Gauvreau

January 2019 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 January 2019
  • NASA Night Sky Notes
  • 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 46P Wirtanen by Matthew Mannering

Asteroid Erigone to occult Regulus

Here’s an interesting upcoming Astronomical event you may wish to try to take in. In the early hours of Thu 20 March 2014, an asteroid will pass in front of the bright star Regulus (mag 1.2). This is called an occultation when one object pass in front of another (we also use the term “eclipse” for things like the Moon or Sun).

The cool thing is that this is going to happen fairly close to us in the Hamilton area. Of course this is dependent upon whether the skies are going to be clear or not.

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