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RASC March Meeting

The Halifax Centre will be holding its usual monthly meeting on Friday, March 16.


Part 1: Imaging Workshop with Blair McDonald

Time: 7:00 - 7:45 PM

Join Blair McDonald for the fifth in a series of 45-minute image processing sessions before the main meeting. Please bring your laptop and a few images you want to process.

Part 2: Members' Meeting


How often have you enjoyed "dinner and a movie"? Not often? Well, have dinner before the meeting and we will provide the movie -The Spacewalker. This is a departure from our usual members' meeting but one we are sure many will enjoy. The movie is set in the 1960's during the Cold War and the space race between the USSR and the United States. The Soviets plan to send a man into space. Military pilots Pavel Belyayev and Alexey Leonov are ready to step into the open space but on the way they face many obstacles and dangers.

The trailer can be found at:

Plan to arrive early and get a good seat. The movie is 2hr 10min long, and will start at 8 PM sharp.

Atrium 101, Atrium Building, St. Mary's University


Dates of future meetings are:

Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

No meetings in July and August.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018 (tentative)

Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018 (tentative) Annual General Meeting

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About Monthly Meetings

Regular meetings open to everyone. Note that we have recently changed meeting rooms! They are held at Saint Mary's University in Room AT101 (Atrium Building). Meetings are held monthly (except July and August) beginning at 7:30 PM, normally on the third Friday.

A typical meeting consists of one or more feature talks. The main talks cover a variety of topics ranging from astronomical stamps to the latest advances in the space sciences. Shorter talks also cover a variety of topics such as: "what's up in the current sky", the latest astrophotographs by club members, or the unveiling of a new telescope.

Observing Night at Saint Croix Observatory

Members may be found observing at the Saint Croix Observatory on almost every clear, dark night. Once a month, we encourage members and their guests to congregate at SCO, at which time new members are particularly welcome. Upcoming Observing Nights are:

Upcoming Observing Nights

(weather permitting, alternate is following evening)

Fri. April 13 (alternate Sat. 14)

Fri. May 11 (alternate Sat. 12)

Fri. June 15 (alternate Sat. 16)

Fri. July 13 (alternate Sat. 14)

Fri. August 10 (alternate Sat. 11)

Fri. September 7 (alternate Sat. 8)

Fri. October 12 (alternate Sat. 13)

Fri. November 9 (alternate Sat. 10)

Fri. December 7 (alternate Sat. 8)

Members are advised to sign up to the email discussion list to keep up to date on gatherings of fellow observers. For more information, contact the Observing Chair, Tony McGrath.

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