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Coming Meetings

Vernon meeting Wednesday, February 28

Novice meeting - 6.30pm  Regular Meeting - 7.15pm.

The pre-meeting session at 6.30pm will be a presentation by member Rob Nichols of 
'Astronomical Highlights in Europe', showing some of the interesting astronomy related sites in Europe including the Galilieo Museum in Florence.

Main presentation: 'Testing Einstein's Universe: An Overview and Recap 
of the NASA/Stanford Gravity Probe B Mission
Ryan Ransom will give an overview of the spacecraft-based mission which tested two key predictions of Einstein's general theory of relativity. 
He will speak of the mission's successes (and failures), and describe the role 
played in the mission by Canadian radio astronomers.

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).

Penticton meeting Thurs. March 1

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 held at 7.15pm in the C O2 meeting room in the Sunoka building 
of the Penticton campus of Okanagan College.

Kelowna  meeting Tues. March 6

Please note new meeting times and special program!

6:30pm. RASC Monthly Business Meeting (45 min.) 
Room C-368 – .Okanagan College KLO Campus.

Followed at 7.30pm by CAP Lecture in Room H-115. 
Featuring Dr. Ken Clark, of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Queen’s University
who will present: 'Dark Matter: How to Hunt for the Unknown'
This lecture discusses current and planned experiments in the search for evidence of elusive Dark Matter. Presented by Okanagan College and the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP).

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.