The Champlain library will be hosting the Astronomy Club meetings beginning Tuesday, July 26, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

All are welcome to attend Astronomy Club meetings. The club meets on the last Tuesday of the month for one hour from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the library, located at 94 Main St E in Vankleek Hill.

Richard Alexandrowich is returning to lead, present and invite special guest speakers for the monthly meetings. Alexandrowich’s love for astronomy began when he was nine years of age, when his parents bought him a two-inch refracting telescope and since then, he has never looked back. A self-taught astronomer, he has been a member of several astronomy clubs in Montréal, Ottawa, and Eastern Ontario.

Amateur astronomy is growing in leaps and bounds. Now that the next generation space telescope is up and running, sky watchers will be treated to more cosmic ‘eye candy’.  One glance at the internet will convince many that the hobby is not as obscure as it once was.

“Backyard astronomy has evolved into a cerebral and visual adventure,” Alexandrowich says. “All one requires are a few good, non-technical books, a pair of binoculars, or if you plan to tackle the deep sky, a modest scope, membership to a local astronomy club, where you can meet like people who share the same interest, and most important, a passion for the sky.”

For more information contact the Champlain Library by phone at 613-678-2216, or by email at [email protected]