Workshop: Understanding the Motion and Phases of the Moon

Feb 12
Private Residence (near north end Parc Lafontaine)
Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

About

In this first-ever workshop from Plateau Astro, we'll be answering the question: "Why does the Moon look the way it does tonight?"

Coming to you LIVE! from my living room, we'll be a small group of people learning exactly what is going on when we take a look at the Moon and its shape.

You might already understand that the Moon goes through phases (waxing, gibbous, full, waning, and new). But what's going on behind the scenes that we see it this way from our point on Earth?

An easy-to-understand demonstration will make this clear.

After, we will question the real-life implications (and applications!) of this new knowledge. Where is the Moon at this very moment? How can you tell when the Moon will rise and set on the horizon? How does this look for your friend in Australia?

Afterwards – if it's clear – we'll pull out the telescope and learn the basics of using it. Then, we'll get some close-up views of the Moon and you'll be able to take your own photo with your smartphone and the telescope.

Time will also be available to answer any of your questions, Moon or otherwise. I reserve the right to not know everything.

This workshop will last 1.5 hours.

Schedule

  • Doors open at 7:00 PM
  • Workshop begins at 7:30 PM
  • Event ends at 9:00 PM. Get outta my house!

Location

Because I will be holding this in my apartment, I'd like to keep the exact address private. When you have registered and paid, the order confirmation will contain the precise address.

Hope that's understandable.

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