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Next Meeting

RASC November Meeting

The Halifax Centre will be holding its usual monthly meeting on Friday, November 17.

NOTE THE NEW TIME!

Starting with the November 17th meeting: at 7:00 PM Blair will provide a talk until 7:45 on astrophotography and at 8:00 the main meeting will begin.

Star Formation in Halifax Centre

The focus of the November Members' Meeting will be presentations from three of our youth members. You will be astounded at the knowledge level of these three!

Kathryn and Nathan Gray will present their adventures at Starmus IV held in Trondheim, Norway. Starmus IV was a 6-day festival that brought together Science, Art, Music and Space Exploration under one banner. From keynote speaker Stephen Hawking to the hands-on Virtual Reality displays to the city-wide program, Starmus IV was the largest and most exciting yet! Kathryn was invited to take part as a guest speaker so how could the Gray family not go!

Humans lead quite a comfortable life today on earth-but so were the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Suspicious of another asteroid impact and deeply concerned for the survival of mankind, Ruining Zhang set out to the New Mexico desert this past summer and determined the orbit of the near-earth asteroid 2005 UP156. She would share her research experience at the Summer Science Program, a 39-day pre-college research program dating back to 1959, and discuss the science behind the orbit determination process, as well as reveal the final fate of UP156.

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

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Dates of future meetings are:

Friday, Decewber 8, 2017

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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)

November 18 (alt 19) [SATURDAY TO AVOID MONTHLY MEETING]

December 15 (alt 16)

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.

Library Talks