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Next Meeting

RASC February Meeting

The Halifax Centre will be holding its usual monthly meeting on Saturday, February 2.

NOTE: The February to May meetings of the Centre will be on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month in the AFTERNOON. We hope this will allow more people to participate.

The meeting will run from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

We can all look forward to the exciting topics being presented this month:

- upcoming exciting outreach events

- Food for the Soul

- What's Up?

- What's Up with the Moon?

- Dave Chapman's presentation of the two additional RASC observing videos for the intermediate and advanced certificates

- Kathryn Gray presenting Astronomy News

- Paul Heath's activity that will surely engage us all!

- John Read will highlight books as part of his Librarian Report

New item this month: Years ago, there used to be a segment in which a part of the Observer's Handbook (OH) was introduced to members. To paraphrase Pat Kelly's statement in last month's meeting, white space and pretty pictures entice people to read a book and the OH has neither. Pat will present the first of a series of short presentation of a segment of the OH. The purpose is to encourage new and experienced members alike to use the OH on a more frequent basis. The first talk will be on the sections related to the Galilean moons of Jupiter.

Although usually held at the end of the meeting, Social Time will be held at this point before the main presentation. As always, treats and beverages will be provided.

Our Special Presentation: Tim Doucette will be speaking about Deep-Sky Eye Observatory.

Following the meeting, members will be invited to go out for dinner. Paul will ask at the end of the meeting as to who is interested in going out for dinner and further socializing. Hope you will enjoy this new format on the Saturday afternoon. Looking forward to seeing one and all at the meeting.

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

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Dates of future meetings are:

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019

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About Monthly Meetings

Regular meetings open to everyone. They are held at Saint Mary's University in Room AT101 (Atrium Building). Meetings are held monthly (except July and August) beginning at 1:00 PM, normally on the first Saturday.

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. 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