Events & Meetings

General Information

Club meetings are the first Tuesday of every month except July and August at 7:30 p.m. at the Arnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin St., Arnprior (by the Fairgrounds). Guests welcome: $5 per meeting – Students welcome to attend for Free! Guests are also welcome on field trips and will be asked to make a contribution of $5 to our club. (Students are free.) Please register beforehand and always check this website for updates before heading out on a field trip. NOTE: If you join a field trip, be aware that other participants may take your picture, accidentally or intentionally. So the photo may end up on the mfnc.ca or other websites. It’’s a normal part of sharing field trip fun and information. If you don’’t want your photo used this way, tell the trip leader or the field trip coordinator at events@mfnc.ca.  
  • Tue
    04
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmArnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin Street, Arnprior, ON

    Our Presenter:

    Gary Boyle, known as “The Backyard Astronomer”, is a freelance astronomy educator who has taught astronomy courses at Algonquin College and other institutions for fifteen years. He is Past-President of the Ottawa Centre at the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

    The Presentation:

    Early civilizations looked at the sky for guidance and superstition. To them, the beautiful points of light were also a place of entertainment. Today's technology and study has opened new chapters in the understanding of the cosmos and how things work. This presentation will demonstrate how life began from the cosmos billions of years ago and the meaning behind the saying "we are all make of star stuff".

    Biography:

    Gary Boyle, the Backyard Astronomer

    Gary Boyle, the Backyard Astronomer

    Known as “The Backyard Astronomer”, Gary Boyle has had a passion for the night sky from the early age of eight. He is a freelance astronomy educator and has taught astronomy courses for the beginner at Algonquin College for fifteen years as well as other facilities in and around Ottawa. As past president of the Ottawa Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, he continues to write monthly columns for the Society, the Northeastern Ontario Tourism website and for Metroland Media. Gary has been interviewed on a regular basis on more than fifty radio stations across Canada along with live television in Ottawa. In 2017 the International Astronomical Union honoured him with the naming of Asteroid (22406) Garyboyle.

    Follow him on Twitter: @astroeducator or his website: www.wondersofastronomy.com