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Friday, June 5
06:00 PM

Peterborough Astronomical Association Monthly Meeting

06:00 PM — 09:00 PM

The monthly meeting of the Peterborough Astronomical Association's (PAA) will still take place online June 5th, not at our customary location of the Rotary Education Centre/Guest Services Building, Riverview Park Zoo, but instead in your own home. Even Covid-19 cannot stop the spread of information and knowledge by the members of the PAA. Our work around involves using a platform called Zoom. To participate just make sure that in advance, you opened a (free) Zoom account on whatever iphone or tablet device you wish to participate with and then contact for the password and link to our evenings presentations. This year’s “Novice Astronomy Classes” are focused on the practical aspects of learning about astronomy. You will be introduced to astronomy related subjects at a very basic level, but in a logical sequence.  This month's session is entitled  “Meteor Showers”. There will be discussion and illustrations of what they are, how and where to view them on a month by month basis, as there are lots of opportunities each year. If you are interested, be on-line by 6:00 p.m. The classes will run about 45 minutes each session, before our regular meeting resumes.  Our main presentation for May will start shortly after 7:00 p.m. and this month, it will feature PAA President, David Mills, with a talk entitled, “The Top 15 Objects to see this Spring and Summer”. Learn what cool Galaxies, nebula and star clusters are able to be seen from the beginning of June to the end of August. This will be a great primer as we enter the peak viewing season of the year. The price is right…it costs you nothing but your time.   Next will be the always interesting Gadget Corner, by our Past President, Rodger Forsyth. Stick around to see what Rodger has in store for us. The Sky This Month will be posted on our club website for all to access. There will also be the usual opportunities to have your questions answered, at no cost. All we ask is that you register in advance at This is an all ages meeting and  the venue is totally barrier free. Just relax at home and “live and learn” as they say. Also, you don’t need a telescope to participate, but a curious mind helps.