Night at the Observatory

Night at the Observatory

The PEO Etobicoke Chapter EIT Sub-Committee hosted a night at the York University Observatory to give members a fun way to connect while looking at the stars and learning about them.

The attendees chatted over pizza and drinks while getting a presentation on exoplanets from undergraduate and graduate students at the university.  The Etobicoke chapter got a private guided tour of the observatory and learned about the telescopes available.

About the York University Observatory:

York University Observatory is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by York University. Opened in 1969, York’s observatory is opened to both researchers and amateur astronomers.

The observatory owns two telescopes housed in separate domes: a 40 cm (16 in) Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope made by Meade Instruments, and a 60 cm (24 in) Cassegrain reflector. Other smaller portable telescopes are available for visitor use. Telescopes 1 and 2 are located at the main building at Petrie, and the remainder at Arboretum Observing Facility on the roof of the Arboretum Parking Garage.

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