Stargazing + Grad Student Q/A

Date: September 25th, 8PM – 10PM
Location: McLennan Physical Laboratories
14th floor observation room

Calling all stargazers! ASX’s first event of the school year is coming up at the very top of McLennan Physical Laboratories (MP). We will be hosting an observation night with the 8″ and 16″ telescopes on the tower roof. Spend the evening gazing at various celestial objects. Additionally, knowledgeable graduate students will be present to answer any questions you have about the telescopes, the astronomy programs at UofT, and the Universe! This event is open to the public, and is kid-friendly. There will even be free hot chocolate!

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August 2019: Picture of the Month

This picture is an original photograph of the Perseid meteor shower taken by ASX Chief Graphic Designer Hansen Jiang. The photo was created by superimposing separate pictures of two meteors onto each other, which is why two streaks of light can be seen.

The Perseids meteor shower is visible from late July to mid August. It is caused by dust particles ejected from the Swift-Tuttle comet, which orbits the sun every 133 years. These particles cross paths with the Earth, and produce short, bright streaks of light as they burn up in the atmosphere.

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