Night Sky Tour: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, ISS
Learn astronomy basics, spot the Space Station, and see the Moon, Jupiter, and the rings of Saturn with the telescope
This is a crash-course in astronomy. Even in the city – with all its light pollution – we can see the Moon, planets, space stations, and more with the naked eye. I'll show you how.
- 7:00 PM: meet at Parc Jeanne Mance
- 7:05 PM: begin learning about the Moon and the planets
- 7:30 PM: look at Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn with telescope
- 8:00 PM: begin about the Space Station and how to track it
- 8:27 PM: International Space Station flies overhead
- 9:00 PM: workshop ends
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
- how to notice the rotation of the Earth in real-time
- why the Moon and the planets move along the same path the Sun does in the sky
- how to spot planets in the sky with the naked eye
- how to use a telescope and see the Moon yourself
- how to see the International Space Station fly overhead
- how to use several free smartphone astronomy apps:
See the Moon
On this evening, the Moon will appear nearly Full. In the telescope, you'll see craters and fine details.
See Jupiter and Saturn
This summer is a fantastic chance to see the gas giants. Even with a small telescope in a light-polluted city like Montréal, you can see them.
Jupiter has four large moons that orbit it. Each night, these moons appear in different positions – a new show each night!
The most iconic planet, Saturn, is visible with the naked eye – even in Montréal.
But with a telescope, you're gonna be blow away.