How to Enjoy Double-Star Observing

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Join us on February 14th 2020 at 7:30pm – Admission is free and everyone is welcome!

Did you know that about 85% of the stars in the sky belong to multiple-star systems?

This month, our very own Bernie Venasse presents an introduction to DOUBLE STARS with emphasis on how to observe, measure and record your targets. Join him for an informative discussion about what you need to know to enjoy double-star observing.

Bernie Venasse is a former Hamilton Amateur Astronomers chairman and has been an active astronomer since the days of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. He is an active member of the British Astronomical Association, the Astronomical League, AAVSO, ALPO, and RASC.

He has received various awards from the Astronomical League including the Binocular Messier Award, Lunar Program Award, Outreach Award, Comet Observers’ Award, and three challenging Double Star Program Awards. Bernie has been awarded the prestigious Master Observer Award from the Astronomical League.

Bernie is a frequent user of the Binbrook Conservation Area site and whether he is using a solar scope, a refractor, or reflector there, on a street corner, or in a neighbourhood park, Bernie is always willing to give his time to assist a fellow astronomer.

Non-members are welcome

Non-members are welcome to join us at our general meeting events to see what we’re all about. You’ll find a club full of enthusiastic amateur astronomers passionate about this fascinating science and hobby. We’re confident you’ll want to become a member of the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers and join us in exploring this fascinating hobby.

Place and time

We’ll be meeting at McMaster Innovation Park located at 175 Longwood Rd.  South, Hamilton, along Highway 403 between Aberdeen Ave. and Main St. West. Starting time is at 7:30pm.

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! As it’s the holiday season, there will be some extra prizes to be won!

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.

Become a member

Becoming a member of the HAA opens up new opportunities to take your love of astronomy further! Members have access to our star nights at the Binbrook Conservation Area, our telescope loaner program, social events such as our Cosmology Discussion Group, and more!

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