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RASC April Meeting

The Halifax Centre will be holding its usual monthly meeting on Friday, April 20.


Part 1: Imaging Workshop with Blair McDonald

Time: 7:00 - 7:45 PM

Join Blair McDonald will provide another 45-minute image-processing session with the focus on noise reduction. Please bring your laptop and a few images you want to process.

Part 2: Members' Meeting

Time: 8:00 - 10:00 PM

Title: Three Years of Outreach in 30 Minutes by Dr. Rob Thacker.

Over the past three years I've had the chance to host, as well as co-host, a number of different science-themed radio shows. I'll reflect on what I've learned about the public's view of science and astronomy in particular. I'll give a few thoughts on how I've tried to connect with people plus lots of juicy gossip about the local news media and what it's like to receive hate mail!

Dr. Thacker, is the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) winner ofthe 2018 Qilak Award. The Qilak award was developed jointly by the Beyond International Year of Astronomy group (a collaboration of CASCA, the Fédération des astronomes amateurs du Québec and the RASC). Established in 2011, these awards are given, one by each of the sponsoring organizations, with a common purpose and evaluation criteria. The Qilak Award recognizes individual Canadian residents, or teams of residents, who have made an outstanding contribution either to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy in Canada, or to informal astronomy education in Canada.

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


Dates of future meetings are:

Friday, May 11, 2018

No meetings in June, 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. 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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