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Astronomy 101: How to Start Stargazing

Astronomy 101: How to Start Stargazing

Join us for a CPAWS webinar with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for tips and tricks to get started stargazing.

How do you read a star chart? Is a telescope really necessary? When and where can you spot the Milky Way?

Join us for a CPAWS Manitoba webinar all about astronomy. Lauren Knowles and Samantha Jewett of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will share useful tips and tricks for beginner astronomers, including the technique of star-hopping, measuring the night sky, and which key objects to search for.

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Samantha will highlight the different types of objects to look for in the summer sky and introduce RASC’s Explore the Universe program—a free program great for beginners!

You’ll also learn how light pollution affects our view of the night sky and its wider impacts on ecosystems and human health, and how RASC’s Dark-Sky Site program contributes to the protection of ecosystems and dark skies throughout Canada.

About The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

Founded in 1868, The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is Canada’s leading astronomy organization, bringing together over 5,000 enthusiastic amateurs, educators, and professionals. In addition to many national services, the organization’s 30 Centres offer local programs across Canada.

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How can we help?

If you have any questions or require any additional accommodations to participate, please email us at

The views and opinions expressed are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies, or positions of CPAWS Manitoba.

About CPAWS Manitoba

CPAWS Manitoba has been instrumental in establishing 22 new parks and protected areas in our province. That’s an area larger than Lake Winnipeg at nearly 26,000 square kilometres. Our goal is to protect half of Manitoba’s lands and waters.

–Lunch and Learns–

Nature has been here for us during the pandemic.

CPAWS Manitoba wants to maintain this positive connection to nature by providing a space for Manitobans to connect online from the safety of our homes and be inspired by nature in our backyards and beyond.

Join CPAWS Manitoba for weekly lunch and learn presentations from experts across the province who will share their knowledge and passion and bring new nature-inspired activities into our lives.

*** This program is possible thanks to the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation***


Jul 27 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jul 27 2022
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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