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Coming Meetings

Vernon meeting Wednesday, March 28

Novice meeting - 6.30pm  Regular Meeting - 7.15pm.

The pre-meeting presentation at 6:30 PM will be member Jim Kanester presenting 
'Planning Your Observing Using A Planetarium App'
how to get the most out of your telescope/ planetarium app combination.

The main meeting at 7:15 PM will consist of member Colleen O’Hare’s presentation about 

'The newly discovered Out of Solar System asteroid Oumuamua' and 
member Murray Hainer’s presentation of 'The 10 Largest, Earth Based Telescopes'.

The pre-meeting gathering begins at 6:30 PM with the regular meeting starting at 7:15 PM, in the Heritage Hall of the Okanagan Science Centre (building to the right of the main Science Centre entrance on the northeast side of Polson Park just off Highway 6).

Kelowna  meeting Tues. April 3

The COTM presentation will feature Terry Bridges who will speak on RECON, a project aimed 
at determining the sizes of outer solar systems through stellar occultations..

The main presentation will be 'Voyager 2 - The Uranus Encounter'
by Dave Gamble which will explore what is arguably the most unusual planet in the solar system.

The meeting will be at 7:30pm in Room C-368 at  the Okanagan College KLO Campus.

Penticton meeting Thurs. April 5

Watch this space for details of the April 5 Penticton meeting.

The meeting will be held at 7.15pm in the 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  dates indicated  
at the
Okanagan College Science Building KLO Road

January 2, 2018         7:30 at OC   
February 6, 2018       7:30 at OC
March 6, 2018            7:30 at OC       
April 3, 2018              7:30 at OC

May 1, 2018               7:30 at OC
**May 26, 2018         Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)
                     -- Summer Break --
Sept. 18, 2018             7:30 at OC
* Oct. 16, 2018             7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
          Joint meeting and AGM at OC Kelowna 
Nov. 20, 2018             7:30 at OC
Dec. 18, 2018             7:30 at OC

Meetings held in Penticton on the dates indicated at Okanagan College Penticton.
(* exceptions)
January 4, 2018                 7:15 at OC
February 1, 2018               7:15 at OC
March 1, 2018                    7:15 at OC
April 5, 2018                       
7:15 at OC
May 3, 2018                        7:15 at OC
**May 26, 2018         Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)
June 28, 2018                     7:15 at OC
               -- Summer Break --
September  27, 2018         7:15 at OC
* Oct. 16, 2018             7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
          Joint meeting and AGM at OC Kelowna 
October       25, 2018          7:15 at OC
November   22, 2018          7:15 at OC
December   21, 2018          7:15 at OC

Meetings held in Vernon on
the last Wednesday of the month
at the OSC Okanagan Science Centre (* exceptions)
2704 Hwy 6, Vernon
January 31, 2018                         7:15 at OSC
February 28, 2018                       7:15 at OSC
March 28, 2018                            7:15 at OSC
April 25, 2018                               
7:15 at OSC
**May 26, 2018         Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)
June 13, 2018                               7:15 at OSC

                  -- Summer Break --
September  26, 2018                    7:15 at OSC
* Oct. 16, 2018             7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
          Joint meeting and AGM at OC Kelowna 
November   28, 2018                    7:15 at OSC
*December  12, 2018                    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.