Night Sky Tour: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, ISS

Sep 19
Parc Jeanne-Mance Sunday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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.

An astronomy app on an iPad

SCHEDULE

  • 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.

Moon

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!

Jupiter and it's four large moons
Jupiter and its four large moons, taken with an iPhone on the workshop telescope

The most iconic planet, Saturn, is visible with the naked eye – even in Montréal.

But with a telescope, you're gonna be blow away.

Saturn with a telescope
Saturn taken with an iPhone on the workshop telescope

 

Sep 19
Parc Jeanne-Mance Sunday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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