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RASC OK Centre
Hybrid Zoom and in-person Meeting

RASC - Okanagan Centre

Tuesday, December 6, 2022  7.30pm

- In Person Meeting: 

The in-person meeting will take place in the Science Building, Room C-368 at the Okanagan Campus on KLO Road in Kelowna

- Zoom Meeting:

Will be broadcast with log-on information, the agenda and minutes of the previous meeting to be emailed by Pres. Allen Royston before the meeting 


Main Presentation: 


'Astrophotography'

 - Join us to hear from some of our most talented astrophotographers in the RASC - Okanagan Centre, and see how they make those stunning images you’ve admired on Zenfolio.


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RASC OK Centre
Hybrid Zoom and in-person Meeting

RASC - Okanagan Centre

Tuesday, January 10, 2023  7.30pm

- In Person Meeting: 

The in-person meeting will take place in the Science Building, Room C-368 at the Okanagan Campus on KLO Road in Kelowna

- Zoom Meeting:

Will be broadcast with log-on information, the agenda and minutes of the previous meeting to be emailed by Pres. Allen Royston before the meeting 


Main Presentation: 


'Update on DRAO’s CHIME Telescope
and the New Outriggers'

Presenter: Jane Kaczmarek (DRAO)

 Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are enigmatic bursts of light of cosmic origin. The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) telescope has detected more than 1,000 of these bursts with its dedicated transient-search backend (CHIME/FRB). As transformational as CHIME has been in expanding this area of research, the telescope can only localize the FRBs with a precision equivalent to a quarter of the full moon. With the goal of localizing 1,000 FRBs to their host galaxy in less than two years, CHIME/FRB is now expanding to include a dedicated very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) array of transcontinental outrigger stations. In this talk, Jane will motivate the Outrigger project and its goals, discuss how they are overcoming the challenges of low-frequency VLBI, and give a project update and timeline.
 

                  

Visitors are welcome, and can obtain the link by emailing our President well in advance at
President@ocrasc.ca



Please note that meetings for the present will be hybrid...  
In-person and Zoom


Mark your calendar for the following meeting dates: 

[all at 7:30 pm]

Dec 6, 2022
Jan.10,2023