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Coming Meetings

Vernon meeting Wednesday, October 25

Novice meeting - 6.30pm  Regular Meeting - 7.15pm.

The  Novice Pre-Meeting session at 6.30pm will lead off with The Annual Astronomy Quiz  where teams will  answer questions from a series of astronomy images. 

 The main program at 7.15pm will feature a presentation by  Jerry Thompson
titled 'Finding Constellations by Star Hopping'

The presentation will show you how to starhop across the sky finding constellations and bright stars.

The pre-meeting session and the regular meeting will be held in the Heritage Hall to the right of the main entrance to the Okanagan Science Centre on the northeast side of Polson Park, just off Highway 6. 


Kelowna Tues. November 7 at 7.15pm

   The main  presentation feature Richard Christie  on  'CERN - an update with Special Emphasis on Three Astrophysics Problems'.  During this presentation the history and current status of CERN will be reviewed. The talk will also discuss three currently unsolved problems critical to understanding the astrophysics of the Universe for which CERN might provide answers in the next decade(s). The talk will finish very briefly with how CHIME fits into all of this amazing work and how it may solve the fourth of the major problems for understanding the Universe. As well as coming out to the meeting and voting at our AGM, you will hear what Richard considers to be the four major problems facing astrophysics at the Universe scale and how each problem may be solved within our lifetimes.

Please note that being a joint meeting, it will begin at 7:15pm in  in Room C368 of the Lab Building at the Okanagan College Kelowna Campus, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna.

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  
at the
Okanagan College Science Building KLO Road

September 5, 2017     7:30 at OC
October 3, 2017          7:30 at OC 

* November 7, 2017    7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
   Joint meeting and AGM at OC Kelowna  
December 5, 2017    7:30 at OC

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)

Meetings held in Penticton on the dates indicated at Okanagan College Penticton. 
September  7, 2017        7:15 at OC
October 5, 2017               7:15 at OC 
*November 7, 2017         7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
   Joint meeting and AGM at OC Kelowna 
December  7, 2017            7:15 at OC
January 4, 2018                 7:15 at OC
February 1, 2018               7:15 at OC
March 1, 2018                    7:15 at OC
April 6, 2018                       
7:15 at OC
May 3, 2018                       7:15 at OC
**May 26, 2018         Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)

Meetings held in Vernon on
the last Wednesday of the month
at the OSC Okanagan Science Centre (* exception)
2704 Hwy 6, Vernon

September 27, 2017                    7:15 at OSC                                        
October 25, 2017                          7:15 at OSC 
* November 7, 2017                      7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
      Joint meeting and AGM at OC Kelowna 
December 13, 2017                    7:15 at OSC
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

* 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.