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RASC OK Centre Upcoming Meetings
Kelowna meeting Tues. March 11
Dave Gamble will take us on 'A Virtual Messier Marathon' which begins at late dusk and pursues the Messier objects until daybreak... a hectic chase through the celestial sphere as it covers an almost complete circle ending at daybreak. Many cups of coffee and exchange of cookies and other substances at the welcome breaks, intermittent rests, cowering beside the road in response to unwelcome oncoming car headlights at 3 in the morning, interaction with your fellow observers, and the great feeling of a foxhound chase in the footsteps left by Charles Messier.
Also on the agenda will be a Constellation of the Month (COTM) program by Colleen O'Hare who will introduce the Messier Marathon program with a brief but colourful biography of 'Charles Messier'.
The meeting will be held at 7:30pm in the Lab Building at the Okanagan College Kelowna Campus
in Room C368.
Penticton meeting Thurs. March 13
The main presentation at the March 13 Penticton meeting will feature Chris Purton who will outline 'Your long-term future in the Galaxy'. Where will you (or at least your atoms) be fifteen billion years from now? How many of your atoms, for example, will be part of cold rundown planets coursing freely through interstellar space? Those and other options, including ending up in a black hole, will be explored. Come and find out what's going to happen to you. Also on offer will be an explanation of why these horrendously complicated calculations are being attempted.
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 Wed. March 26
March 26 Vernon meeting will have two possibilities... if skies
are clear and temperatures not too cold, the gathering will observe the
sky from the Kalamalka Lake site... details to follow. If not
promising, Raffaele Scotto Lachianca will speak on 'Favourite Messier Objects'.
A regular feature of Vernon meetings is a pre-meeting 'Novice Session' from 6.30 to 7.15pm.
Vernon Meeting Group
Kelowna Meeting Group
held in Kelowna on Tuesdays
January 14, 2014 7.30 at OC
February 11, 2014 7.30 at OC
March 11, 2014 7.30 at OC
*** April 30, 2014 7.15 at OSC Vernon
May 13, 2014 7.30 at OC
June 10, 2014 7.30 at OC
* denotes a combined meeting between the
Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon Chapters held at 7:15 at Okanagan College