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Kelowna  meeting Tues. Dec. 5

COTM: Impressons of an in-person visit to the LIGO installation in Washington by David Hawkins.

Main Presentation: Terry Bridges will be talking on Globular Clusters in Early-Type Galaxies

  Terry will talk about the appearance, nature and composition of globular star clusters. He will show how spectroscopy can be used to: (1) determine cluster velocities, ages, and compositions; and (ii) investigate the dark matter content and formation of the host galaxies. Globular clusters are not only beautiful, they are astrophysically useful!.

The meeting will be at 7:30pm in Room C-368 at  the Okanagan College KLO Campus.

Penticton meeting Thurs. Dec. 7

   Watch this space for details on the December 7 meeting.

The meeting will be held at 7.15pm in the regular C O2 meeting room in the Sunoka building 
of the Penticton campus of Okanagan College.

Vernon meeting Wednesday, December 13

Novice meeting - 6.30pm  Regular Meeting - 7.15pm.

The Pre-Meeting session at 6.30pm will be a presentation by Jim Kanester  all about 'wifi connections on smartphones and planetarium apps to Go To telescopes', allowing you to move easily around the night sky.

 The main meeting at 7.15pm will feature a Special, Seasonal Astronomy Activity that you will enjoy along with Christmas cookies, egg nog, and music.

The pre-meeting gathering begins at 6:30 PM with the regular meeting starting at 7:15 PM, in the Heritage Hall of the Okanagan Science Centre (building to the right of the main Science Centre entrance on the northeast side of Polson Park just off Highway 6).


Vernon Meeting Group
OSC
- Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6, Vernon
See map

Kelowna Meeting Group
Okanagan College
- Science building
KLO Road, Kelowna. 
See map


Penticton  Meeting Group
Okanagan College
- Sunoka Building
583 Duncan Ave. W. Penticton

See map

Meetings held in Kelowna on the  Third Tuesday of the month starting in September 
at the
Okanagan College Science Building KLO Road

January 17, 2017    7:30 at OC   
February 21, 2017  7:30 at OC
March 21, 2017      7:30 at OC       
April 18, 2017        7:30 at OC

May 16, 2017        7:30 at OC
**June 10, 2017    Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)

September 5, 2017     7:30 at OC
October 3, 2017          7:30 at OC 

* November 7, 2017    7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
   Joint meeting and AGM at OC Kelowna  
December 5, 2017    7:30 at OC



Meetings held in Penticton on the dates indicated at Okanagan College Penticton. 
January 19, 2017               7:15 at OC
February 16, 2017             7:15 at OC
March 16, 2017                  7:15 at OC
April 20, 2017                     
7:15 at OC
May 25, 2017                      7:15 at OC
**June 10, 2017    Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)

September  7, 2017        7:15 at OC
October 5, 2017               7:15 at OC 
*November 7, 2017         7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
   Joint meeting and AGM at OC Kelowna 
December  7, 2017            7:15 at OC


Meetings held in Vernon on
the last Wednesday of the month
at the OSC Okanagan Science Centre (* exception)
2704 Hwy 6, Vernon
 

January 25, 2017                      7:15 at OSC
February 22, 2017                    7:15 at OSC
March 29, 2017                         7:15 at OSC
April 26, 2017                            
7:15 at OSC
**June 10, 2017    Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)
June 14, 2017                            7:15 at OSC

September 27, 2017                    7:15 at OSC                                        
October 25, 2017                          7:15 at OSC 
* November 7, 2017                      7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
      Joint meeting and AGM at OC Kelowna 
December 13, 2017                    7:15 at OSC


* denotes the Annual General Meeting held at 7:15 at Okanagan College Kelowna

** denotes a combined meeting between the Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon Chapters

OKANAGAN OBSERVATORY

The Observatory www.okanaganobservatory.ca is in regular use, weather permitting. To learn how to access the location for observing please contact Guy Mackie at guy.m@shaw.ca. For the status of weekly public open nights call the Sky phone at at (250) 300-8SKY (8759) after 3:00PM Friday afternoons.