The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Montreal Centre presents the 2017 Townsend Lecture

Dr. David Levy
A Lifetime of Eclipses…

Montreal-born and long-time RASC Montreal Centre Member as well as Honorary President, Dr. David Levy, will present a lecture at John Abbott College on his personal experience that spans many decades of astronomical observations of both lunar and solar eclipses. His first was on October 2, 1959 and culminating with his 90th this past August with the solar eclipse.

Dr. Levy is Canada’s foremost comet hunter including the infamous Shoemaker-Levy Comet amongst the 22 comets to his credit. Dr. Levy has also authored 34 books plus numerous articles.

Date: Monday, October 16
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Penfield P-204

Photo credits to Sam Henle.

Photo of the eclipse (note the sunspots) through John Abbott’s new Celestron NexStar 8SE Telescope, equipped with an Orion solar filter for safe solar viewing, and a 32mm eyepiece.
Taken in Montreal, 45.5017ºN, 73.5673ºW on an iPhone SE.

Campus involvement through the John Abbott College Physics department and the Astronomy Club.