Welcome to the Sudbury Astronomy Club Website!

We are a local club that gets together regularly for monthly astronomy talks (at our regular meetings), enjoy regular star parties (at our observatory and local schools), and other local astronomy related events.

This website is to reach out to new people who may be interested in joining us in our events, and also to our current members to find information on upcoming events.

Feel free to contact us at any time for more information.

Below is a list of upcoming events.

September Meeting | Sept 8

Summer’s Gone? Say it ain’t so! Welcome back! We hope everyone’s had a great summer and that those who traveled for the Eclipse experienced good weather. Join us this Friday for this Month’s meeting.

1)Greetings
2)The Planets Luc Boulard
3) Discussion Points
4) Darken the Dome

When: September 8th
Where: Fraser Building, Doran Planetarium (Downstairs)*
Time: 7:30PM

* Those who are attending for the first time will find the Planetarium by taking the stairs to the left when using the main entrance to the Fraser Building.

SAC Newsletter Sept 2017

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June Meeting | June 9th

This last meeting before summer will be action-packed , with not one, but two guest-speakers and Pizza! We are in for a treat.

1)Greetings
2)The Planets—Luc Boulard
3) Guest Speaker—Brian Hollander
4) Break—-Pizza Meeting!
5) Guest Speaker—Steve Holmes
6)Robert Pothier—Second part of Formulas for Astronomers

When: June 9th
Where: Fraser Building, Doran Planetarium (Downstairs)*
Time: 7:30PM

* Those who are attending for the first time will find the Planetarium by taking the stairs to the left when using the main entrance to the Fraser Building.

Synopsis for Brian Hollander: “Brian’s Rock Collection (Truly out of this world) A collection of rocks from around the Earth and Solar System. We explore the different types of rocks and identify their origin while discussing their place in the Solar System. You will see and hold rocks from the backyard to Mars.”

Synopsis for Steve Holmes: “My talk is about how likely we are to find technical civilizations in space, and whether or not some types of stars would be more likely to harbour civilizations than others. I review some of the factors affecting planets that might predispose them to technical civilizations. From my own readings on the matter, and I’m not a scientist, I’ve become quite pessimistic that technical civilizations are at all common and that we might be alone as a space faring life form in this galaxy. This has implications for how we treat this planet.”

SAC Newsletter June 2017

 

 

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