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Coming Meetings


Kelowna  meeting Tues. September 18

Time: 7:30pm.  Location: Okanagan College, KLO Road, Kelowna. Room C-368
Parking is in Lot 6.
Short program: Colleen O’Hare 
on  “Oumuamua, the Extra-solar object”
What is it? Where did it come from and where is it going? Find out about this unusual object, the first one discovered by astronomers that is 'just passing through our solar system'.

Main Program: Greg Mohammed talks about  “The Role of Neutrinos in Supernova Explosions”
This is our first meeting of the new season. Come and join us.

The meeting will be at 7:30pm in Room C-368 at  the Okanagan College KLO Campus.


Okanagan Observatory Committee meeting Wed. Sept. 19

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 Committee which will take place at 7pm Wednesday, September 19 at 
the Kelowna Curling Club, 551 Recreation Ave. Kelowna.

Vernon meeting Wed. September 26

Novice meeting - 6.30pm  Regular Meeting - 7.15pm.

The pre-meeting novice presentation at 6.30pm will feature member Jim Kanester presenting
 'Effectively Using a Planetarium App to Observe'.
Our preferred app is any version of Sky Safari or StarSeek; download it and bring it along!

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.
Also featured will be our Sept. 2018 Observing Challenges.

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. September 27

Time: 7:15pm  Location: Okanagan College, Penticton
Short program: Angela Squires discusses telescopes available to members.
Main Program: Mark Force on  “Build Your Home Observatory”.
Mark discusses the steps to increasing your night sky oberving time and enjoyment
with a home observatory.

 
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
OSC
- 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 --
September 18, 2018             7:30 at OC
* Oct. 16, 2018             7:15 at OC Kelowna (Tuesday)
          Joint meeting and AGM at OC Kelowna 
November 20, 2018             7:30 at OC
December 18, 2018             7:30 at OC

January 15, 2019         7:30 at OC   
February 19, 2019       7:30 at OC
March 19, 2019            7:30 at OC       
April 16, 2019              7:30 at OC

**May 25, 2019         Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)
June 18, 2019               7:30 at OC
                   
Meetings held in Penticton on the dates indicated at Okanagan College Penticton.
(* exceptions)
               -- 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 
November   22, 2018          7:15 at OC
December   21, 2018          7:15 at OC

January 17, 2019                 7:15 at OC
February 21, 2019               7:15 at OC
March 21, 2019                    7:15 at OC
April 18, 2019                       
7:15 at OC
May 16, 2019                        7:15 at OC
**May 25, 2019         Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)
June 20, 2019                      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 --
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

January 30, 2019                         7:15 at OSC
February 27, 2019                       7:15 at OSC
March 27, 2019                            7:15 at OSC
April 24, 2019                               
7:15 at OSC
**May 25, 2019         Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)
June 12, 2019                               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

OKANAGAN OBSERVATORY

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.