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Coming Meetings

Vernon meeting Wednesday, February 22

The Novice Pre-Meeting will take place at 6.30pm and will feature
James Kanester 
with a presentation on 'The Sundial Project' 
planned to be built at the Alan Brooks Nature Centre in 2017.

The main presentation will feature Guy Mackie who will talk about  'The Okanagan Observatory'.  Guy will describe the past,the present and the possible futures of the Observatory. 

The pre-meeting session and the regular meeting will be held in the Heritage Hall to the right of the main entracne to the Okanagan Science Centre

Penticton meeting Thurs. March 16

   The March 16 meeting in Penticton will feature a Constellation of the Month presentation
by Colleen O'Hare
on Messier Marathons.

The main presentation will be a fun program featuring Dave Whalley on 'Travel and Astronomy'.  Dave will offer a personal look at what to see and look for when you are away from home, together with some of the sights he has seen while on land, sea or air. The light hearted presentation will include photos from around the world that have an astronomical theme, ranging from sunsets on the beach in Mexico to pictures at some observatories he has visited,"and maybe even an eclipse or transit story."

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.

Kelowna  meeting Tues. March 21

Watch this space for details about the program for the March 21 meeting in Kelowna.

The meeting will be held at 7:30pm in room C-368 at  the Okanagan College KLO Campus.
This is the room we have often used on the third floor.

Okanagan Observatory  meeting Sun. March 26

Progress on the development of the Okanagan Observatory continues apace and if you are interested in taking part in this very worthy enterprise, or just learning more about it, you are very welcome to attend the next meeting of the Okanagan Observatory Committee which will take place at 1pm on Sunday, March 26th at the Kelowna Curling Club, 551 Recreation Ave., Kelowna.

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 18, 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.