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Next Meeting

Club General Meeting - Friday 13 September, 2019
Location: Bricker Academic Building - Wilfrid Laurier University:

Room: 112 at 7:30 PM.
We will have our stand-up sign near the front entrance.



The Stargazers 101
Saturday 28 September 2019 @ 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. --At Zehrs - Laurentian Mall (750 Ottawa St S, Kitchener) -upstairs conference room


Next Event:

Star Party "Perseids" - University Waterloo: Monday, August 12 @ 8:00 p.m.
Star Party "101" - Conestoga Lake: Friday, August 23 @ 8:00 p.m. Parking Lot


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StarGazing 101 - Library

The following publications are available for lending to SG 101 members. To borrow any of  these materials, or to obtain further information, please contact Ron Bronson at an SG101 meeting, or via the information provided on the Contacts page.

The Books

1.  The History of the Telescope

By Henry C. King; Dover Publications, New York, 1979 republication of original 1955 book.

2. All About Telescopes.

By Sam Brown; 4th Ed., Edmund Scientific Co., Barrington, New Jersey, 1979.

3.  Burnham's Celestial Handbook - An Observer's Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System

By Robert Burnham Jr.; Dover Publications, New York, 1978 republication of original 1966 book.
Volume 1: Andromeda Through Cetus

4.  Burnham, per above

Volume 2: Chamaeleon Through Orion

5.  Burnham, per above

Volume 3:  Pavo Through Vulpecula

6. Celestial Harvest - 300-Plus Showpieces of the Heavens for Telescope Viewing and Contemplation

By James Mullaney;  Dover Publications, New York, 2002 republication of original 1998 book.

7. Deep Sky Objects - A Guide for the Amateur Astronomer

Gall Publications, Toronto, 1977.

8. Galaxies

By Timothy Ferris;  Stewart, Tabori & Chang Publishers, New York, 1982.

9.  Handbook of Astrophotography for Amateur Astronomers

By G.N. Patterson (Saskatoon Centre, RASC); 2nd Ed., Herrem Publishing Company,  1985.

10. Kitchener-Waterloo RASC Handbook, 2002.

11. National Geographic, December 2004.

Particular article: Someplace Like Earth, by Tim Appenzeller.

12.  Scientific American, Special Edition, 2004.

The Secret Lives of Stars

13.  Skyguide - A Field Guide to the Heavens.

By Mark R. Chartrand; Revised Edition, a Golden Field Guide, Western Publishing Inc., New York,  1990.

14. Stars, Planets and Galaxies.

By Sune Engelbrektson;  Bantam Books Inc./Ridge Press Inc., New York, 1975.

15.  Star Ware - The amateur astronomer's ultimate guide to choosing, buying, and using telescopes and accessories.

By Philip S. Harrington; 3rd Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 2002.

16. The Quest for Comets - An Explosive Trail of Beauty and Danger

By David H. Levy; Avon Books, New York, 1994.

17. Turn Left at Orion - A hundred night sky objects to see in a small telescope, and how to find them.

By Guy Consolmagno & Dan M. Davis; Cambridge University Press, 1989.

18. Moon Observer’s Guide.

By Peter Grego; Firefly Books, Richmond Hill, ON, 2004.

19. Astronomy Magazine Special Issue, 2003.

Beginner’s Guide to Astronomy.

20. Skyways-Astronomy Handbook for Teachers

By Mary Lou Whitehorne; Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto, 2003.