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RASC OK Centre Upcoming Meetings



Kelowna  Curling Club Sat. May 28

  The annual Gala Dinner and Joint Gathering of the three meeting groups 
will be held at the Kelowna Curling Club on Saturday, May 28. 

The feature speaker will be Sean Dougherty, Director of DRAO, 
whose presentation will be titled:   'Canada and Astronomy'

Doors will open at 5pm with dinner at 6.30pm and the featured speaker at 8pm. 

The evening will include a SILENT AUCTION with proceeds going to the Okanagan Observatory

Tickets for the dinner and speaker are $40 and can be purchased from Colleen O'Hare (chohare@shaw.ca).


Vernon meeting Wednesday, June 15

The Novice Pre-Meeting will take place at 6.30pm and will feature member John Kerr showing the RASC National Light Pollution Abatement web pages and discussing how they might be used by our group in its light pollution work.

The main program at 7.15pm  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.

Member Jim Kanester will present some  
Observing Challenges for Summer

The pre-meeting session and the regular meeting will NOT be in the Heritage Hall on the corner, but rather in the Basement Meeting Room of the main  Okanagan Science Centre where internet access is available

Penticton Meeting Thursday, June 16

  Watch this space for news about the program.

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. June 28

Watch this space for news about the program at 7.30pm.

The meeting will be held at 7:30pm 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  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
 National President James Edgar visit
**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 22, 2016                     
7:15 at OC
**April 26, 2016  7:30 in Kelowna  Nat. Pr. James Edgar 
**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 26, 2016  7:30 in Kelowna  Nat. Pr. James Edgar
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 14, 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.