September 2020 Monthly Meeting

NOTE: This event is not restricted to WAS Members, anyone may join us.

When: Wednesday September the 2nd at 7:30 pm.

Where: Due to Covid-19 level 2 restrictions the meeting will only be online using Zoom. There will not be a meeting at Space Place. If you wish to attend please fill out the form below and the Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you.

What: Argentina Total Solar Eclipse 2019 – Stephen Russell

This month’s meeting will contain the following:

  • Night sky in September
  • Astronomy News
  • Main talk start at around 8:00 pm

On the afternoon of 2019 July 2, a total solar eclipse travelled across Chile and Argentina. Getting accommodation within the path was difficult, particularly when my tour organiser changed the schedule without notice. I ended up basing myself in Mendoza, the Malbec capital of the world. This meant a bit of driving on eclipse day, but everything worked out well.

This talk will explain the good and bad parts of organising this trip, and my start on building the image processing software suite to merge the 100 images I captured with two cameras during this eclipse.

Stephen has been chasing eclipses since his first in 1976. Apart from eclipses, his main interests in astronomy are occultation observing and telescope making, both of which he has no spare time to indulge in.


Please fill out the form below if you wish to attend by Zoom. The Zoom meeting internet link will be emailed to you at the email address you provide. Please check you SPAM folder and if you don’t receive an email within a few minutes please contact [email protected].

This event is not restricted to WAS Members, anyone may join us.


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