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The August 2016
President's Report
from Olaf Lutz...



New and Noteworthy:

    A push is currently underway to re-establish our neglected Social Media program. Existing accounts: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, are being rounded up and sorted out. It should not be too long before we are up and running again.
I came across this, from the Knowledge Network. Two programs, “Space Suite” and it’s follow up “Space Suite II”

UPCOMING MEETINGS:
Vernon: Wednesday, September 28
Kelowna: Tuesday, September 20
Penticton: Wednesday, September 21

ASTRONOMICAL PICTURE OF THE MONTH:
  Our Okanagan Centre August Picture of the Month is one of the outstanding pictures of the 'Green Flash' that Hugh Pett has taken from Hawaii. Selection Committee members Mark Force and Sharon Carter selected Hugh's #6 picture from his gallery which was taken on January 21. 2015.
  Normally considered very hard to capture, Hugh has had continued success in imaging the fleeting refracted phenomenon known as the Green or Blue Flash as the Sun sets over the ocean horizon. He remarked that this particular event was among the brightest he has seen. The selected picture can be found here: http://rascoc.zenfolio.com/p289617907/h3374762f#h3374762f
  Among other pictures considered for this month's honour, Sharon and Mark noted Shawn Berglund's 'Milky Way Dark Horse' #2 ; Debra Ceravolo's 'Mercury, Moon and Venus' #1; Jim Failes' and Dave Gamble's selection of shots; Gemma Grain's debut picture of the Moon; Murray Hainer's outstanding M42; Jim Kanester's new submission 'Sadr area of Cygnus' #1; John Karlsson's selection of excellent sketches and Vlado Neykov's afocal pictures of the Sun. All of these pictures and more can be browsed in our Zenfolio gallery at http://rascoc.zenfolio.com.

OKANAGAN OBSERVATORY:
  On Saturday August 27 at 6:00 pm there will be a potluck dinner at the Okanagan following which, Dave Gamble will put on another Gamble 25 telescope training session. If you’re itching to use this wonderful asset, then come out and learn the ropes.

Links:
Observatory Clear Sky Chart
RASC Okanagan Centre
RASC National
Zenfolio
Focus
Live Comet Data
Satellite Tracker
Criminal Records Review Act
Criminal Record Check Information
CONTACT: OLAF LUTZ


Links:
Observatory Clear Sky Chart
RASC Okanagan Centre
RASC National
Zenfolio
Focus
Live Comet Data
Satellite Tracker
Criminal Records Review Act
Criminal Record Check Information
CONTACT: OLAF LUTZ