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Next Meeting

Friday Oct 13 2017
Location: Bricker Academic Building - Wilfrid Laurier University:
Room: BA-112 at 7:30 PM.
We will have our stand-up sign near the front entrance.

The Stargazers 101 will meet Friday Sep 29 2017 @ 7:00pm. At Laurentian Zehrs, community room. Note: this is the fifth Friday of the month

Next Event:


September 30 2017
International Astronomy Day starparty, Waterloo Park, last Saturday of September



Youth Astronomy

StargazingTips

Stargazing Tips

How can you find the east, west, south and north sectors of the sky? In the dark, that’s quite a challenge. The answer: get yourself a compass as well as a small flashlight. Cover the flashlight with red cellophane so the bright light won’t interfere with your stargazing.

Obtain a star chart so you can find the constellations listed above as well as others. SkyNews magazine, published every two months and sold at Chapters, has a star chart in every issue. Using your red light, you’ll be able to pick out the star patterns.

Go with your parents to a dark site, away from bright lights. Wear many layers of clothing in winter because you’ll be standing still quite a while.

More Stargazing tips can be found on the StarGazing 101 Observing page.