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RASC OK Centre Upcoming Meetings

Penticton  meeting Thurs. April 2

The Penticton meeting on April 2 will feature Dave Gamble and his program titled ' Romancing the Moon', an anthology of about our nearest celestial neighbour beginning with how it formed, and tracing its influence on human life. Get set to explore lunar myths, superstition, romance and exploration as human life reached out to literally touch the Moon.

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. April 7

  The main presentation at the April meeting in Kelowna will feature Ryan Ransom  who will talk about original research that he did at DRAO in 2013-14 on the interactions between planetary nebulae and the interstellar medium. Ryan presented this talk to the Penticton meeting group in Sepember 2014 and it was spell-binding. Be sure you don't miss this opportunity to hear it.

The Constellation of the Month will feature Guy Mackie who will talk about the potential for greater utilization of the Okanagan Observatory including: commitment to Saturday member nights, volunteer opportunities for projects in 2015, use of the AstroPhysics refractor for photography as we have yet to have an image posted from this scope. Also some discussion of equipment availability, getting 'push to' capabilities on the 25" into use, and unrealized potential of the Mallincam.

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

Vernon meeting Wed. April 29

Watch this space for details of the April 29 meeting in Vernon.

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).

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

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.


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 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


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.