NOVA NOTES

VOLUME 26 - NUMBER 4 - AUGUST 1995

THE NEWSLETTER OF THE HALIFAX CENTRE OF THE RASC C/O 1747 SUMMER STREET, HALIFAX, N.S., CANADA B3H 3A6



NOVA NOTES, the newsletter of the Halifax Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, is published bi-monthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of the Halifax Centre. Material for the next issue should reach the editor by October 6, 1995. Articles on any aspect of astronomy will be considered for publication. "Letters to the Editor" or to our resident expert: GAZER are also most welcome. Contact the editor at: David Lane


ASTROPHOTO OF THE MONTH:

THE NORTH AMERICAN NEBULA

This image of NGC7000, the North American Nebula, was taken by Blair MacDonald with his 8Ē f/4 Meade Schmidt-Newtonian telescope. He used Ektar 1000 print film for his 30 minute exposure. The negative was then converted to a ďKodak Photo-CDĒ and subsequently image-processed to remove the effects of vignetting.


INSIDE THIS ISSUE...

Editor/President's Report
Tour Night by David Turner
The St. Croix Observatory Site by Shawn Mitchell
Constellation of the Month: Aquila by Joseph Yurchesyn
Notice of Meetings and Other Stuff


NOTICE OF MEETINGS AND EVENTS

REGULAR MEETINGS

Date: Regular Meeting - Friday, October 20 at 8pm; 7pm for the council meeting (all are welcome)
Place: Lower Theatre, Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, Summer Street, Halifax. Access is from the parking lot.
Topic: Topic to be determined.

Date: Regular Meeting - Friday, Novermber 17 at 8pm; 7pm for the council meeting (all are welcome)
Place: Lower Theatre, Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, Summer Street, Halifax. Access is from the parking lot.
Topic: Annual Meeting and Memberís Night. The business of the societyís annual meeting will be conducted (briefly!). Memberís Night provides your opportunity to tell us, through a short presentation, what you have been up this year. There will also be reports on the summerís club activities.


TELESCOPES FOR LOAN

The Halifax Center has several telescopes for loan to members. These include a Celestron C8 equipped for photography, a Questar 3.5", a 4" rich-field telescope, a 4" Maksutov-Cassegrain, and a 10" Dobsonian. Contact the Observing Chairman, Paul Gray, for further information.


PUBLIC HALIFAX PLANETARIUM SHOWS

The Halifax Planetarium, located in the Dunn Building at Dalhousie University, provides shows each week on Thursday evenings at 7pm. Contact the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History at 424-7353 for show information.


T-SHIRTS AND CALENDARS

We have a supply of Centre T-Shirts. These T-Shirts are a 3 colour design which incorporates our new centre logo along with a smaller national logo printed onto high-quality 100% cotton shirts.

The RASCís 1996 Observerís Calendar should be available for the October meeting. This year, much of the calendar will be in colour.

These will be available at meetings. For information about mail-orders call or write Shawn Mitchell.


EXECUTIVE MEMBERS NEEDED

We need your help!

Elections for next yearís executive council will be held at the Annual Meeting in November. At the time of this writing we have no President or Treasurer for next year! Some shuffling of the other positions is likely, so if you are interested in any position, please let David Lane or Mary Lou Whitehorne. We can tell you whatís expected of any position. The deadline for nominations is the October meeting.


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Last Updated: September 13, 1995 by David Lane, President, Halifax Centre.