Northcrest Ward: Look into space over Peterborough with a good pair of binoculars

The first meeting of the Peterborough Astronomical Association (PAA) season takes place online via Zoom on Friday, September 3 starting at 6 p.m., and community members are invited to tune in. The format includes beginner’s astronomy lessons, a main presentation, and a question-and-answer period.

This month’s beginner astronomy course is on the topic of “Binoculars”.

“We’re going to take the mystery out of the numbers you see on them and tell you what types and sizes are best for astronomy, as well as the mounts and their proper use. From tune-up to filters and cleaning, you can learn everything in this session, ”said Rick Stankiewicz, advertising director for PAA.

The Beginner Astronomy Course starts at 6 p.m. and lasts approximately 45 minutes before the main meeting. These courses focus on the practical aspects of learning astronomy and present topics related to astronomy at a very basic level in a logical sequence.

The main presentation, which will begin shortly after 7 p.m., “Galaxies of the Northern Hemisphere,” by AAP President David Mills, will examine galaxies that can be seen in amateur telescopes with mirrors of 8 to 12 inches in diameter.

“He will make seven objects and discuss the scientific importance of each. He will also give details on the background, ”Stankiewicz said. “We guarantee you will see and learn things you never knew before. ”

The Sky This Month, a regular meeting feature, will be posted on the club’s website for everyone to access. To view, visit

During the meeting, you will also have the opportunity to have your questions answered. There is no charge and the meeting is open to all ages and anyone interested in seeing what the AAP is all about. The AAP can also be followed on Twitter (@PtbAstronomical) and Facebook (@Peterborough Astronomical Association).

To participate, just make sure you’ve signed up for a (free) Zoom account on the phone, tablet, or any device you want to use. So register in advance for the meeting by visiting You will receive the Zoom password and a link to the presentation.

Management of strokes

Have you had a stroke? Are you a stroke survivor or caring for a loved one who has had a stroke? Need information or assistance? March of Dimes Canada offers a free monthly videoconference meeting via Zoom on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The next meeting will be on August 25th.

This is a peer-led support group with a March of Dimes Canada facilitator and is completely private for those participating in the audio video conference.

Participate using your computer, mobile phone, tablet, iPhone, touch-tone phone, or smartphone. To register for the meeting code and login password, dial 1-800-263-3463, ext. 7709.

First Responder Course

A first responder certification course is offered at Trent Health in Motion, located at the Trent Athletic Center at Trent University.

The course, taught by Mike Recine, CAT (C), DPKO, R.Kin., Will take place on September 17 (half day), September 18 (full day) and September 19 (full day).

The course includes comprehensive first aid and CPR skills for professional first responders or those trained to become first responders. The course teaches the patient assessment model, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, bleeding control, and care for a variety of acute and chronic conditions. Participants will be engaged in dynamic training techniques, media presentations, skill demonstrations, practice sessions, discussions and scenarios based on real situations.

The cost is $ 750, but can be lower as more participants register. The Trent Athletic Center is located at 1600 West Bank Dr.

For more information or to register, call 705 741-4758 or email [email protected]. The registration deadline is Friday September 10.

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