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Meetings of Halifax Centre are from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month (except July and August). There may be exceptions if the date falls on a holiday weekend.

In lieu of face-to-face meetings, we now host Members' Meetings using Zoom. All meetings and special sessions are recorded and are accessible on the RASC Halifax Centre YouTube channel.

May 1, 2021 - RASC Members' Meeting

When: Saturday, May 1, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM Atlantic

Topic: Halifax Centre Members Meeting (via Webinar)

Advance registration will be required. The link to register will be posted 6 days before the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Agenda

Welcome & Members' Photo Montage 

Special Presentation:
Chris Gainor (RASC Victoria Centre) - Amateur Use of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Chris Gainor is the author of six books about space exploration and aeronautics, including his latest book Not Yet Imagined: A Study of Hubble Space Telescope Operations, which has just been published by NASA and is available for download from NASA. Chris is also Editor of Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly, and Past President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

For a few years early in the lifetime of the Hubble Space Telescope, time on HST was made available to amateur astronomers. This talk will feature the story of the amateurs who got to use the world’s top space telescope, and it will discuss some of the opportunities still available for amateurs to use HST data.

Special Presentation: 
Tony Schellinck - The Basics of Lunar Sketching
Details will follow. 

Paul Heath - Outreach/Inreach, Food for the Soul 
Members' Question Period
Dave Chapman will present the What's up in April Skies?
Judy Black
- News from the Board

Astro-Chat. 
Following the Members' Meeting, there will be 60 minutes in which members and guests can stay online for social time. An opportunity to catch up with each other, ask questions, etc. Join us! NOTE: This segment is informal and will not be recorded!