Upcoming: Night at the Observatory

The PEO Etobicoke Chapter EIT Sub-Committee is pleased to invite you to this member mixer and Observatory tour. Come out, look at the stars and meet some of the engineers and EITs in our area!

We will meet at room 317 of the Petrie Science Building at York Observatory at 7:00 PM for some pizza, refreshments and the opening remarks. Then, the Etobicoke chapter will get a private guided tour of the observatory. We will get the chance to observe selected celestial objects in the presence of friendly staff and engage in various interactive presentations.

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.

Access Information

This event is free and open to P.Eng and EIT Members from all PEO Chapters.
When: Tuesday October 17, 2018 7:00-9:00 PM
Where: Petrie Science Building, Room 317, York University, 4700 Keele St.
RSVP: Eventbrite Page

TTC:
Downsview Station & Sheppard Station.
196 York University Rocket — Express from Downsview Station; 196 B from Sheppard Station via Downsview during peak times.

Carpooling:
If you are interested in carpooling to the Observatory from Kipling subway station, or if you are able to offer anyone a ride, please email us at eits.etobicoke@gmail.com

Parking:
Paid parking available in premises. For more information, please see: http://maps.info.yorku.ca/files/2013/02/KEELE_Map_Colour.pdf 

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