Plateau Astro

The Moon

About

In this workshop, we'll be learning about the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun. The central question we'll be answering is: "Why does the Moon look the way it does tonight?"

You might already understand that the Moon goes through phases (waxing, 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.

Afterwards, 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.

What Time?

As you'll learn during this workshop, the Moon rises and sets at different times during the month. The start times of the workshop will vary depending on the phase of the Moon.

The earliest a workshop will start is 6:30 PM. The latest it will start is 9:30 PM.

Check out the schedule for dates and start times.

Weather

These workshops are weather dependent. If it's raining or completely cloudy, the workshop will not be held.

However, if it's clear or only partly cloudy (with a good chance to use the telescope), the workshop will most definitely be held.

On the day of the workshop, you can email to confirm. A tweet and Facebook post will be sent each afternoon to confirm that the workshop will be held.

What to Bring

  • Smartphone to take photos (make sure it's charged and has free space!)
  • Warm clothes (just in case it gets chilly)
  • A blanket to sit down on (optional; grass can be nice to sit on)

Join Workshop!

Check the schedule and just show up, or send an email to confirm a spot.

Cost

Pay-What-You-Can

  • Adults: $10 recommended
  • Kids: $5 recommended

But whatever you feel was worth your time. Cash and credit card accepted (sorry! no debit cards yet)

Duration

1.5 hours

Location

Parc Lafontaine Bridge