Mentorship Program

The RASC Winnipeg Centre is pleased to provide a mentorship program for our members, new and old.

The RASC Mentorship program helps new club members get the right start in astronomy by pairing them up with a more experienced club member. New members can expect assistance with choosing, setting up and using new equipment, learning to navigate the night sky, as well as practical outings throughout the year to get hands-on experience at the eyepiece.

Learning topics offered for the program include: Star-hopping and learning the night sky, astrophotography basics and using a camera for shooting the sky, setting up a GEM (German Equatorial) Mount, Binocular observing and how to choose binoculars suitable for skygazing, Optical collimation and care, DSO (Deep Sky Object) observing, planetary/lunar/solar observing, introductory astrometry on variable and multiple stars, assitance with the RASC National Explore programs, and much more.

The Mentor program operations in accordance with Terms of Reference you can download and review by pressing the button below. If you would like to apply to be a Mentor, please press the Apply to be a Mentor button. If you would like to apply to be a learner and have a Mentor assigned to you, please press Apply to be a Learner button.


Terms of Reference
Apply to be a Mentor
Apply to be a Learner