Events & Outreach

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

2024 Celestial Events Calendar

Join us this Friday, November 10th for our regular monthly meeting!   
 
The meeting will be available on Zoom as well as being available on YouTube after the meeting. The ZOOM address is available at the end of this invitation.

The speaker for our meeting is Doug Turner.  Doug, editor of the HAA Celestial Events Calendar, will be presenting a preview of the new calendar.  Members who have pictures in the calendar will be discussing their photos and club members will have an opportunity to ask questions.

The 2024 Celestial Events Calendar will be on sale at the meeting on Friday starting at the Break.  $10 per calendar Cash or Cheque only. The calendars make great gifts.  So, shop early! Online calendar sales will open at a later date.

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November 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 November 2023
  • What’s Up in Awards? November – December 2023
  • HAA Dark Sky Party at Andromeda Meadow 2023
  • Planets of Binary Star Systems Part 1
  • Upcoming Events
  • Plus More

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

Photo credit: The First Quarter Moon of October 22, 2023, by Bob Christmas.

What’s Surfacing About Bennu?

Join us this Friday, October 13th for our AGM, and as we welcome Brother Guy Consolmagno, Director of the Vatican Observatory joining us via ZOOM. Br. Guy’s topic for the evening will be “What’s Surfacing About Bennu?”.

The recent NASA mission to asteroid Bennu, OSIRIS-REx, which is bringing back samples gathered on its surface, discovered a surface that, on the surface, doesn’t make sense: it’s covered with boulders, but it absorbs heat like a powder. What’s going on and how did it get that way? Our measurements of the most likely analog meteorite type, CM carbonaceous chondrites, suggests a surprising answer.

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October 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 October 2023
  • What’s Up in Awards? October – November 2023
  • NASA Night Sky Notes
  • Eye Candy
  • Upcoming Events
  • Plus More

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

Photo credit: The Galaxy NGC 7331 and Stephan’s Quintet, by
Pavle Culum.

September 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 September 2023
  • What’s Up in Awards? September – October 2023
  • NASA Night Sky Notes
  • Eye Candy
  • Upcoming Events
  • Plus More

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

Photo credit: Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888), by Alex Kepic.

Perseids 2023

Join us this Friday August 11, 2023 from 8:00 PM till midnight, for our public Perseids night at Binbrook Conservation Area. Admission is FREE! Donations of food (or cash in kind) for the Food Bank will be accepted at the gate.

Binbrook Conservation Area is located at 5050 Harrison Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0.

Photo credit: almanac.com

June 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 Summer 2023
  • What’s Up in Awards? June – September 2023
  • NASA Night Sky Notes
  • Eye Candy
  • Upcoming Events
  • Plus More

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

Photo credit: The Pinwheel Galaxy (M101), by Pavle Culum

May 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;

  • Upcoming Star Parties in 2023
  • HAA Explorers
  • The Sky for May 2023
  • What’s Up in Awards? May – June 2023
  • The Moon in Motion
  • P.S. HAA Explorers… Uranus Part 2
  • Eye Candy
  • Upcoming Events
  • Plus More

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

Photo credit: Crescent Moon April 24, 2023 by John Gauvreau