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RASC OK Centre Upcoming Meetings

Okanagan Observatory meeting Sun. Sept. 14 5.30pm

Progress on the development of the Okanagan Observatory continues apace and if you are
interested in taking part in this very worthwhile enterprise, or just learning more about it, you are
very welcome to attend the next meeting of the OO Committee which will take place at 5.30pm
on September 14th at the Kelowna Curling Club, 551 Recreation Ave., Kelowna. Pizza will be
served to attendees, and astronomy appreciation served to our community.

Vernon meeting Wed. September 24 

The program for the September 24 meeting in Vernon will feature
 'Observing with Astronomical Filters' by John Kerr and Jim Kanester

together with  'Mystery Constellation and Observing Challenge' which will be led  by 
John Karlsson and Jim Kanester.

****  An interesting feature of Vernon meetings are pre-meeting beginners 
telescope sessions which start at 6.30pm. This month this will spotlight  
'M13 Galaxy Challenge and other member images'
featuring various club members.
The regular meeting will start at 7.15pm, also in the basement of the main building
of  the Okanagan Science Centre on the east side of Polson Park just off Highway 6. 
The entrance to the nicely appointed room is from the rear of the building.

Kelowna meeting Tues. October 7

  The October meeting in Kelowna will feature a double barrel presentation by President  Colleen O'Hare on the topic of  'Gravity'.  Colleen will use  both the main presentation as well as the Constellation of the Month to cover different aspects of her subject.

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

Penticton  meeting Thurs. October 9

Talk about first hand astronomical discoveries! A previously unknown interaction  between old planetary nebulae and the interstellar medium which was recently discovered by Ryan Ransom and his radio astronomy  team, and described by him at the September meeting in Penticton, prompted a question about how scientists select a subject for study?  This question will be addressed at the October meeting by retired radio astronomer Chris Purton who with Sun Kwok were the discoverers of the 'Slow and Fast Winds which account for the appearance of Planetary Nebulae'. Chris will explain how they came up with the idea in the 1970's and how they proved their theory.

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.


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 2, 2014    7:30 at OC
October 7, 2014    7:30 at OC
*November 4, 2014    7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
December 2, 2014    7:30 at OC
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, 2015    Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)

Meetings held in Penticton on the
First Thursday of the month
at Okanagan College Penticton.
September 4, 2014       7:15 at OC
October 2, 2014             7:15 at OC
*November 4, 2014        7:15
Joint meeting at OC Kelowna (Tues.)
December 4, 2014         7:15 at OC
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

Meetings held in Vernon on Wednesdays
Last Wednesday of the month at the
OSC Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6, Vernon
September 24, 2014              7:15 at OSC
October 29, 2014                    7:15 at OSC
*November 4, 2014                 7:15
Joint meeting at OC Kelowna (Tues.)

December 17, 2014                    7:15 at OSC
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

* denotes a combined meeting between the Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon Chapters 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.