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Coming Meetings

Kelowna  meeting Tues. December 10

Time: 7:30pm.  Location: Okanagan College, KLO Road, Kelowna. Room 368.

The short program will be by Olaf Lutz who will recap 
'The history of our efforts to measure stellar distances'.

The main program will feature Terry Bridges speaking on 'The H-R Diagram'. The  Hertzsprung Russel (H-R) diagram is one of the most important in astronomy. Terry will discuss the historical development of the H-R diagram, and how it has helped us to classify stars and to understand their evolution.

 ***PLEASE NOTE: New Meeting Room location

The meeting will be at 7:30pm in Room E202 in the Centre For Learning Building
at the Okanagan College KLO Campus.

Vernon meeting Wed. December 11

Time: Novice meeting - 6.30pm  Regular Meeting - 7.15pm

.The December Meeting will feature a 'Summary of 2019 Merritt Star Quest Experiences'
by Jerry Thompson. It will also include Milky Way Photos and post processing updates 
of photos taken at the MSQ by Jerry.

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 Thurs. December 12

Time: 7:15pm  Location: Okanagan College, Penticton

The main presentation will feature 'Mars Mysterious Companions Phobos and Deimos'
by Dave Gamble.
The program will explore the surprising history of Mars' two moons, a first hand account of how they were discovered and their eventual exploration by an amazing fleet of spacecraft.

 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

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

                -- Summer Break --

Tues. September 17, 2019        7:30 at OC
Tues. October 15, 2019              7:30 at OC
Tues. November 19, 2019          7:30 at OC
Tues. December 10, 2019          7:30 at OC

Tues. January 7, 2020         7:30 at OC   
Tues. February 11, 2020       7:30 at OC
Tues. March 10, 2020     
Annual General Meeting (combined meeting in Kelowna)  7:15 at OC    
Tues. April 7, 2020     
        7:30 at OC 
Tues. May 5, 2020              7:30 at OC
** Sat. May 30, 2020,      Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)
Tues. June 9, 2020               7:30 at OC

Meetings held in Penticton on the dates indicated at Okanagan College Penticton.
(* exceptions)
                   -- Summer Break --

Thurs. September 12, 2019    7:15 at OC
Thurs. October 10, 2019          7:15 at OC
Thurs. November 14, 2019      7:15 at OC
Thurs. December 12, 2019      7:15 at OC

Thurs. January 9, 2020     7:15 at OC
Thurs. February 13, 2020   7:15 at OC
*Tues. March 10, 2020     Annual General Meeting (combined meeting in Kelowna)  7:15 at OC  
Thurs. April 9, 2020            7:15 at OC
Thurs. May 7, 2020             7.15 at OC     
 ** Sat. May 30, 2020  Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)
Thurs. June 11, 2020              7:15 at OC

Meetings held in Vernon on the dates indicated
at the OSC Okanagan Science Centre (* exceptions)
2704 Hwy 6, Vernon

                  -- Summer Break --

Wed. September 25, 2019            7:15 at OSC
Wed. October 30, 2019                  7:15 at OSC
Wed. November 27, 2019              7:15 at OSC
Wed. December 11, 2019              7:15 at OSC

Wed. January 29, 2020               7:15 at OSC
Wed. February 26, 2020             7:15 at OSC
*Tues. March 10, 2020     Annual General Meeting
 (combined meeting in Kelowna) 
7:15 at OC  
Wed. March 25, 2020                   7.15pm at OSC
Wed. April 29, 2020                      
7:15 at OSC
May 2020 Observing Session - Date to be announced

Sat. May 30, 2020 Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)
Wed. June 17, 2020                      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.