RASC January Meeting
Friday 16th January 2015
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
RASC Halifax Centre--60 years!
Roy Bishop will discuss the early years, the Centre's beginnings through to 1980, as well as a look at the Presidents and award-winners. Paul Gray will then bring us forward with a review of the past 35 years, including highlights of club activities and observing awards. There should be plenty of flashes from the past (good for few laughs and facts) that many of us did not know about our history and members' past.
Dave Chapman will then demonstrate "The Frugal Astronomer's Image-Stabilizing Binoculars"
A celebration cake will follow during refreshments.
Saint Mary's University
Atrium Building, Room AT101 (Map)
- February 20, 2015--RASC President James Edgar on synthesis of elements in stars.
________________________________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 8:00 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.