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RASC OK Centre Upcoming Meetings

Kelowna  meeting Tues. February 23

The main presentation on February 23 will be titled 'The Worlds of Jupiter' - our solar system's second 'solar system' by Dave Gamble who will trace the growing interest in Jupiter following the discovery of its main moons by Galileo in 1610, culminating in an exciting series of space vehicles to the giant planet. As well as the landmark discoveries by the Galileo spacecraft, Dave will feature news on the very latest probes including Juno which will arrive this July 4.

There will be no Constellation of the Month at this meeting to allow Treasurer Dennis Krause to present the OC RASC 2016 Budget.

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

Vernon meeting Wed. February 24

The Novice Meeting at 6.30pm will feature member John Kerr on 'Light Pollution',  an exploration of our society's wasteful use of light and how to set up effective, non-polluting outdoor lighting.

The main program at 7.15pm will feature member Colleen O'Hare who will present 'Gravity, the curving of Space-Time', looking at a few different ways to imagine the warping of space-time by a mass..

Member Jim Kanester will present an  
Observing Challenge for March

The pre-meeting session and the regular meeting will be in the Heritage Hall on the corner next to
the Okanagan Science Centre on the east side of Polson Park just off Highway 6. 

Penticton Meeting Thursday, February 25

  Dave Gamble will reprise his  'The Worlds of Jupiter' - our solar system's second 'solar system' program which was given at the Kelowna meeting. Look for lots of pictures, including video clips telling the cliff-hanging story of the perils experienced by the Galileo spacecraft and what it discovered. Included will be an inside look at plans for the next future mission to the water world Europa which  may include a lander probe!

The Constellation of the Month will be by Angela Squires who will spotlight the constellation Cepheus.

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

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  

September 20, 2016    7:30 at OC
* October 18, 2016    7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
   Joint meeting and AGM at OC Kelowna 
November 15, 2016    7:30 at OC
December 20, 2016    7:30 at OC

Meetings held in Penticton on the
Third Thursday of the month with exceptions
at Okanagan College Penticton. 
January 28, 2016               7:15 at OC
February 25, 2016             7:15 at OC
March 30, 2016                  7:15 at OC
*April 27, 2016                   Visitation to Vernon
 **May 28, 2016               Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)
June 16, 2016                     7:15 at OC

September 21, 2016       7:15 at OC (Wednesday)
*October 18, 2016    7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
   Joint meeting and AGM at OC Kelowna 
November 17, 2016         7:15 at OC
December 15, 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

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

September 28, 2016                    7:15 at OSC                                        
October 18, 2016    7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
      Joint meeting and AGM at OC Kelowna 
 November 30, 2016                   7:15 at OSC
 December 28, 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.