Insider's Guide to the Galaxy: Library Episode

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 15:30 to 17:00 EDT

Insider's Guide to the Galaxy: Library Episode

Join us for a special edition of Insider's Guide to the Galaxy! Take a look below at what we'll be diving into on this episode.

Hosted by Jenna Hinds of RASC and Chris Vaughan of

Books in the Sky: Harry Potter

We’ll tour the night sky virtually, and show you the stars that JK Rowling used to name many of your favorite Harry Potter characters.

Your Own Starfinder

Download and print a Starfinder from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC), and we’ll show you how to assemble it and then use it on the next clear night.

Stories in the Stars

We’ll share some cool stories from Greek Mythology and Canada’s Indigenous Cultures.

How to see Where Stars and Solar Systems are Being Born – with Binoculars

Have you ever seen a nebula? We’ll point out where to see the biggest and best one in the springtime sky. It’s near Orion’s Belt! Then we’ll highlight more things to see on spring nights!

The Best Sky Sights for 2021

Finally, we’ll tell you what to look forward to in the sky this year, including advice for safely seeing a partial solar eclipse in June, August’s fantastic Perseid Meteor Shower, the bright planets Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn in the fall, Supermoons, and more! If the day is sunny, we might even share a view of the sun through a special solar telescope!