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Coming Meetings

Vernon meeting Wed. June 13

Novice meeting - 6.30pm  Regular Meeting - 7.15pm.

The pre-meeting presentation at 6:30 PM will be member Jim Kanester presenting “Double Stars and Star Clusters to See This Summer”. Bring your telescope and we’ll discuss it.

The main meeting at 7:15 PM will consist of the Summer Observing Challenges, and member  Murray Hainer
presenting “Some Preprocessing Techniques For Astrophotos”.

The pre-meeting begins at 6:30 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 Tues. June 26

Please note new date and location

 7:15 Okanagan College Penticton, *Note new location in the Lecture Theatre, PL107, the Ashnola Bldg

Ken Tapping of the National Research Council and Dominion Radio Astronomical Observatory, an RASC-OC member and well known astronomy and science writer for our local newspapers, including the Penticton Herald.  Ken will talk about The Sun, The Earth, and Us
 How has the Sun been performing lately, as predicted?  What effect is it having on our planet? What about the magnetic field of both the Sun and the Earth?  Why does the polarity of the Sun change every 11 or so years?  How are we being affected, and what trends do we accentuate with our human behaviours?  Or is the Sun possibly the culprit in climate change?  Don’t miss Ken’s report and analysis of the Sun, our local star.

The meeting will be held at 7.15pm in the Lecture Theatre of the Ashnola building 
of the Penticton campus of Okanagan College.

No Kelowna meeting in June

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.