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RASC OK Centre Upcoming Meetings

Kelowna  meeting Tues. November 24

  As we enter an era when we are once again talking about manned missions to the Moon leading eventually to a Mars mission, it’s worthwhile to look back at our first Space Age. Andrew Bennett will take us on a nostalgic walk down memory lane as he revisits 'The Space Race of the 1960’s'. He will go on to examine the present resurgence of interest in lunar exploration and wind up with some thoughts on the future of lunar exploration and colonization.

The Constellation of the Month will feature Olaf Lutz  who will revisit  'The Twins Paradox'.
Have you ever wondered how much younger the travelling twin actually was than her stay at home sibling? Or why you could travel to The Andromeda Galaxy and back in 50 years, but 5 million years have gone by on earth? Olaf will spend a few minutes talking about Special Relativity and his new best friend “Gamma”.

The meeting will be held at 7:30pm in the Lab Building at the Okanagan College Kelowna Campus
 in Room C368.

Vernon meeting Wed. November 25

  The Pre-Meeting Session at 6.30pm will be a short presentation by member Jerry Thompson on his visit to the Morrison Planetarium in San Francisco to hear "Pluto Killer" astronomer Mike Brown plus local observing reports and images from our members.

  The Main Meeting will feature member Shawn Berglund demonstrating the use of the software "Backyard EOS", a camera control programme for Canon and Nikkon cameras. Check out website for Backyard EOS at:

John Karlsson and Jim Kanester will present a Mystery Constellation and 
Observing and Imaging Challanges for December

The regular meeting will start at 7.15pm, also in the basement of the main building
of  the Okanagan Science Centre on the east side of Polson Park just off Highway 6. 
The entrance to the nicely appointed room is from the rear of the building.

Penticton  meeting Thurs. November 26

  The main presentation at the November meeting in Penticton will be by Vice President Chris Purton with the title 'In the Shadow of the Gnomes'.  Chris will describe the first scientific instrument that was developed on planet Earth, and how that led to the understanding that we live in an expanding universe that started with a bigger-then-average-bang.

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 Group
- 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  Fourth Tuesday of the month starting in September 
at the
Okanagan College Science Building KLO Road

September 22, 2015    7:30 at OC
* October 27, 2015    7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
   Joint meeting and AGM at OC Kelowna 
November 24, 2015    7:30 at OC
December 22, 2015    7:30 at OC

January 26, 2016    7:30 at OC   
February 23, 2016  7:30 at OC
March 22, 2016      7:30 at OC       
April 26, 2016        7:30 at OC
**May 28, 2016    Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)
June 28, 2016       7:30 at OC   

Meetings held in Penticton on the
 Fourth Thursday of the month starting in September 
at Okanagan College Penticton. 
September 24, 2015       7:15 at OC
* October 27, 2015          7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
   Joint meeting and AGM at OC Kelowna 
November 26, 2015         7:15 at OC
December 17, 2015         7:15 at OC

January 28, 2016               7:15 at OC
February 25, 2016             7:15 at OC
March 24, 2016                  7:15 at OC
April 28, 2016                     7:15 at OC
 **May 28, 2016               Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)
June 23, 2016                     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

September 30, 2015                    7:15
(*) at
                                           Murray Haimur's
* October 27, 2015    7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
     Joint meeting and AGM at OC Kelowna 
 November 25, 2015                   7:15 at OSC
 December 16, 2015                    7:15 at OSC

January 27, 2016                      7:15 at OSC
February 24, 2016                    7:15 at OSC
March 30, 2016                         7:15 at OSC
April 27, 2016                            7:15 at OSC
**May 28, 2016                           Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)
June 15, 2016                            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


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.