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RASC OK Centre Upcoming Meetings

Vernon meeting Wed. April 29
  

The main meeting presentation will be by Sean Berglund titled 'Processing Astro Images with PhotoShop'.
Sean will be showing the basic techniques you can use to enhance your astroimages and you can bring your laptop with PhotoShop or PhotoShop Elements installed and some images to process.

John Karlsson and Jim Kanester will present a Mystery Constellation and 
Observing Challanges for May
.

The Pre-Meeting Session at 6.30pm will lead off with Joel Wrinch showing his closeup lunar images and discussing his imaging setup for the Moon.

The pre-meeting gathering begins at 6.30pm with the regular meeting starting at 7.15pm, 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. May 5

 
  The main presentation at the May meeting in Kelowna will be by Chis Purton  who will talk about his Career in Astrophysics. We are fortunate in the Okanagan Centre to have so many members who have worked or continue to work in various space sciences. Chris presented his talk in Penticton last year and hearing about his work and colleagues and the locations that his work took him to, made for an interesting evening indeed. This will be the final presentation in Kelowna before September so don't miss it!

The Constellation of the Month will feature Grant Thompson whose recent vacation to the Yucatan inspired him to do some research into Mayan Astronomy and Cosmology. This will be a condensed version of what we hope Grant will develop into a full length presentation for a later time.

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

Penticton  meeting Thurs. May 7

The program for the May 7 meeting in Penticton will feature 'Observations of the March 20 Total Solar Eclipse' by our intrepid eclipse chasers Alan Whitman, Dave Whalley and Sally Kilburg. Their on the spot experiences along the path of totality northeast of Scotland will be complemented by pictures and video.

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.



2015 OC RASC/Okanagan Observatory Annual Fund Raising Dinner Sat. May 23
Joint Social Meeting


This special dinner evening brings together members from all three meeting groups together with interested members of the public to enjoy a great dinner, a super speaker and a gala social evening. Featured speaker will be  Bob MacDonald, CBC Radio's host of 'Quirks and Quarks' and author of 'Canadian Spacewalkers'.
The evening will begin a with drinks and a social hour at 5pm at the Kelowna Curling Club, 551 Recreation Ave., Kelowna, and will include displays, a silent auction, a great dinner and the featured speaker.
Tickets for the Dinner and Speaker are $40 which are available at monthly meetings or from lead chair David Hawkins. There are also limited seating tickets for the speaker alone at $20 starting at 7pm available through selectyourtickets.com or at the Prospera Place Box Office in Kelowna. Any remaining tickets will be $25 cash at the door.

MAPS

Vernon Meeting Group
OSC
- 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 until May, 
and then Fourth Tuesday of the month starting in September 
at the
Okanagan College Science Building KLO Road

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, 201
5    Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)

               -------Summer Break -------

September 22, 2015    7:30 at OC
* October 27, 2015    7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
   Joint meeting and AGM at OC Kelowna 
November 24, 2015    7:30 at OC
December 22, 2015    7:30 at OC

Meetings held in Penticton on the
First Thursday of the month until May, and then Fourth Thursday of the month starting in September 
at Okanagan College Penticton. 
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)


-------Summer Break -------

September 24, 2015       7:15 at OC
* October 27, 2015    7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
   Joint meeting and AGM at OC Kelowna 
November 26, 2015         7:15 at OC
December 17, 2015         7:15 at OC

Meetings held in Vernon on the last Wednesday of the month
Last Wednesday of the month at the
OSC Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6, Vernon
 
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

-------Summer Break -------

September 30, 2015                    7:15 at OSC
 
* October 27, 2015    7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
     Joint meeting and AGM at OC Kelowna 
 November 25, 2015                   7:15 at OSC
 December 30, 2015                    7:15 at OSC


* denotes the Annual General Meeting held at 7:15 at Okanagan College Kelowna

OKANAGAN OBSERVATORY

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.