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Next Meeting

Club General Meeting - Friday 11 October, 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
Friday 25 October 2019 @ 7:00 pm --At Zehrs - Laurentian Mall (750 Ottawa St S, Kitchener) -upstairs conference room



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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.