RASC February Meeting
Friday, February 19th 2016
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tweet Yourself to an Astrophoto
You Too Can Use a 0.6-m Planewave CDK (or Celestron 14) Telescope for Imaging
by Dave VIII Lane, Director, Burke-Gaffney Observatory and Abbey Ridge Observatory
In this presentation, Dave VIII* will describe the development of, usage, and future plans for the world's first (Burke-Gaffney Observatory) and world's second (Abbey Ridge Observatory) social-media-controlled observatory.
*Dave Lane is the eighth member admitted to the Royal Astronomical Society of Daves
As in the past, we will be treated to a number of recent images our members have taken, as well as announcements.
Following the meeting will refreshments and social time.
Saint Mary's University
Room AT101, Atrium Building (Map)
Dates of future meetings are:
Friday, March 18, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016 (NOTE: Second Friday to avoid Victoria Day weekend)
Friday, June 17, 2016
________________________________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.
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)
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, Alex LeCreux alecreux_AT_eastlink.ca.
For Jan-Feb 2015, see Astronomy Nova Scotia.