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RASC OK Centre Upcoming Meetings

Vernon meeting Wed. October 29

The main program for the October 29 meeting in Vernon will be
 'The Mariner 10 Mercury Mission' by Jerry Thompson

who played a part on the mission team. 
Also on the program will be the  'Mystery Constellation and Observing Challenge' 
which will be led  by  John Karlsson and Jim Kanester.
The topic for the pre-meeting Beginners Telescope Session 
which starts at 6.30pm is to be announced.

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.


Joint meeting in Kelowna Tues. November 4

   Our annual general meeting is a joint one in Kelowna, and it will include the annual election of officers. The Nominating Committee is expected to have a full slate of candidates, and this can be added to from the floor, so if you would like to play a part in the operation of our center, please consider running.


Our special guest speaker will be Dr. Ben Tippett of UBCO who will talk on 'Curved Spacetime Bubbles and Time Travel'. Dr. Tippett's talk will be based on a paper he co-authored with Dr. David Tsang titled: 'Traversable Achronal Domains In Spacetime'. This presentation has already been enthusiastically received by the Thompson Rivers University Undergraduate Physics Society and the UBC Physics Department, to name but two.

Dr. Tippett received a Bachelor of Science, Honours Physics degree from UBC in 2003, and received his Master of Science in Physics from Queens University in 2006. A PhD.  in Mathematics was added from the University of New Brunswick in 2011. Dr. Tippett has published a number of papers on such topics as: 'Gravitational collapse of Quantum Matter', 'Closest Safe Approach to an Accreting Black Hole', 'Gravitational Lensing as a Mechanism for Effective Cloaking', and a host of others.

In the field of pod-casting, Dr. Tippett produces 'The Titanium Physicists Podcast', a great podcast where physicists explain an interesting topic from advanced physics in ways understandable to the non-physicist. Look for it at titaniumphysicists.brachiolopemedia.com or Google 'Titanium Physicists' to find out how the inside of a neutron star is like a trailer park full of bag-pipers.   

Please note that the meeting will be held at 7:15pm in the Lab Building at the 
Okanagan College Kelowna Campus in Room C368.


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 First Tuesday 
of the month at the
Okanagan College Science Building 
KLO Road

September 2, 2014    7:30 at OC
October 7, 2014    7:30 at OC
*November 4, 2014    7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
December 2, 2014    7:30 at OC
January 6, 2015    7:30 at OC   
February 3, 2015                         7:30 at OC
March 3, 2015    7:30 at OC       
April 7, 2015    7:30 at OC
May 5, 2015                                 7:30 at OC
May 23, 2015    Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)

Meetings held in Penticton on the
First Thursday of the month
at Okanagan College Penticton.
September 4, 2014       7:15 at OC
October 2, 2014             7:15 at OC
*November 4, 2014        7:15
Joint meeting at OC Kelowna (Tues.)
December 4, 2014         7:15 at OC
January 8, 2015              7:15 at OC
February 5, 2015            7:15 at OC
March 5, 2015                 7:15 at OC
April 2, 2015                    7:15 at OC
May 7, 2015                     7:15 at OC
May 23, 2015    Gala Dinner
(Kelowna 5PM

Meetings held in Vernon on Wednesdays
Last Wednesday of the month at the
OSC Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6, Vernon
September 24, 2014              7:15 at OSC
October 29, 2014                    7:15 at OSC
*November 4, 2014                 7:15
Joint meeting at OC Kelowna (Tues.)

December 17, 2014                    7:15 at OSC
January 28, 2015                    7:15 at OSC
 February 25, 2015                    7:15 at OSC
 March 25, 2015                    7:15 at OSC
 April 29, 2015                    7:15 at OSC
 May 23, 2015    Gala Dinner
(Kelowna 5PM)

 June 24, 2015                    7:15 at OSC

* denotes a combined meeting between the Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon Chapters held at 7:15 at Okanagan College Kelowna


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.