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Next Meeting

RASC November Meeting

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

Part 1: Imaging Workshop with Blair McDonald

Time: 7:00 - 7:45 PM

Blair McDonald will provide another 45-minute image processing sessions. Please bring your laptop and a few images you want to process.

Part 2: Members' Meeting

Time: 8:00 - 10:00 PM

How A Telescope Magnifies by Prof. Telescope (Dave Chapman)

In the first of (hopefully) a series on telescope optics, Prof. Telescope will astound you with his explanation of how a telescope REALLY works, including hands-on demonstrations. Trigger warning: there is math involved, but Prof. Telescope promises it will be at the absolute minimum necessary.

Roar of the Dragon! by Paul Gray

Each year Earth encounters a stream of meteroids left behind by comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner. Most years the result is a minor meteor shower but on several occasions in the last century there have been outburst with zenith hourly rates in the hundreds to thousands of meteors seen visually. In 2018, several predictions were for a possible outburst and Nova Scotia was lucky to be clear for the best part of the evening and had a front row seat that rewarded those who went out to watch. This mini-talk will discuss a bit of the history of this meteor shower and what may be observed this year.

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


Dates of future meetings are:

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

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Astronomy Nova Scotia


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. 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.

Library Talks