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Next Meeting

RASC March Meeting

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

NOTE: The March 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:

-Paul Heath will inform us of upcoming exciting outreach events and read his latest instalment of Food for the Soul

-Paul Gray will provide What's Up? in the March skies

-Dave Chapman will provide What's Up with the Moon?

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

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

-This month's instalment of the Observer's Handbook overview is by John Read with the focus on the Moon!

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.

Special Event - Book Launch! John Read's new book, 50 Things to See on the Moon, will be officially introduced during the social time. Come join the celebration!

Our Special Presentation:

Mary Lou Whitehorne

Wolf-Rayet Stars: Truly Scary Monster Stars

They make the Sun look puny. They are among the most massive and luminous stars known. They have some unusual characteristics, and you really don't want to get close to one of them. This presentation will introduce you to the ferocious celestial monsters known as Wolf-Rayet stars. You may never look at stars in quite the same way again.

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, 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