Northcrest: Junior astronomers in Peterborough can start with binoculars

 

The Peterborough Astronomical Society (PAA) meets Friday, starting at 6 p.m. for a beginners class on binoculars and backyard spectroscopy talk, via Zoom. Community members are welcome to join. The format includes a beginner’s chapter, followed by the main presentation with a question-and-answer period.

The beginner astronomy class is the seventh lesson, and it is a continuation of the series. This session, binocularsAnd the It takes an in-depth look at what to look for in a good pair of binoculars and will demystify the jargon and jargon associated with this indispensable and versatile tool. Participants will learn how to use binoculars effectively, consider different mounting options, and learn to take care of their investment.

The beginner astronomy class begins at 6 pm and lasts approximately 45 minutes. These chapters focus on the practical aspects of learning about astronomy, presenting topics at a very basic level. Participants are welcome to stay at the next meeting, but there is no obligation.

The main show, Backyard Spectroscopy, by club director and member Roger Forsyth, begins at 7 p.m. after a brief meeting.

“Starting with the interaction of the electron of a hydrogen atom with photons of different energy levels, you will discover what spectroscopy is all about. He (Forsyth) will then provide information about the equipment and software needed to perform spectroscopy from your own backyard and demonstrate the calibration process of the system that provides Analysis Rick Stankovic, Director of Publicity at PAA, said, “We guarantee that you will see and learn things you did not know existed before.

Sky This Month, a regular meeting feature, will be posted on the club’s website, peterboroughastronomy.com, for all to access.

Please register in advance or meet by visiting peterboroughastronomy.com/zoom_register.php. You will be provided with the Zoom password and the link.

There is no cost and the meeting is open to all ages and anyone interested in learning what PAA is all about. For more information visit peterboroughastronomy.com.

 

walking fungi

Peterborough Field Naturalists (PFN) are planning a Sunday picnic from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to catch a glimpse of fungi in an old-growth forest in Mark S Burnham Provincial Park. Rachel Barr will lead the walk and share her knowledge of fungi. The group will also look at some features of the garden that show that it is in fact an old-growth forest.

Bring binoculars, a camera, and dress appropriately for the day’s weather. Ease of access.

This event is open to PFN members only. For information on how to become a member, visit peterboroughnature.org. It’s easy to do online or you can print and mail the form. Members can register for the Fungi March by emailing Sue Paradisis at sueparadisis@hotmail.com.

Show artist for the first time

The Sadleir House, 751 George St. N., a show on October 15 at 8 p.m. for local artists who are just starting to perform live or are back after a vacation. There are still a few time periods available. For more information or to register, email hello@sadleirhouse.ca or message them via their Instagram account.

Tickets will be on sale when the final group roster is complete. The cost is $15 and tickets will be available online at sadleirhouse.ca or cash at the door.

CPR training

Lavender and Play, 1434 Chemong Rd, offers Level C certified CPR training for adults, children, and infants on Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This class is for parents, teachers, caregivers or anyone who spends their time in the presence of children.

 

The cost is $70. Register at lavenderandplay.ca/collections/programs.

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