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Coming Meetings

Penticton meeting Thurs. January 24
Time: 7:15pm  Location: Okanagan College, Penticton

The Constellation of the Month will feature by Sally Kilburg speaking on
'France vs. Great Britain: the Prime Meridian'.

The Main Presentation will be  Dave Whalley on
'Stonehenge and stone circles in the U.K.'

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 Wed. January 30

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

The pre-meeting novice presentation will be member Rob Nichols presenting 2019 Astronomical Sights to put on your calendar.

The main presentation will be “Stars and the Cold War”. In the 60s, 70s and 80s the Navy was at the front line of the Cold War against the Eastern Block / USSR.  This was a time before GPS and navigation by the stars was critical to the success of the Western nations.  Chris Cottle was a Navigator in the Royal Canadian Navy during the 70s and 80s and he is going to give us the first to two lectures on Astro Navigation and how it related to the Cold War. 

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).

Okanagan Observatory committee meeting

Sunday February 10

Time: 10.00am  Location: Kelowna Curling Club

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 Okanagan Observatory committee which will take place at 10am on Sunday, February 10 at the Kelowna Curling Club, 551 Recreation Avenue.

Kelowna  meeting Tues. February 19

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

The short presentation for the Kelowna meeting will be by Guy Mackie offering 'The Case of High Expectations'. Guy will open a decades old cold case file, expose all the evidence in the case, and allow the audience to pass judgement based on their own personal experiences. 

The main presentation will be by Colleen O'Hare, who will be giving 'An Introduction To Stellarium'. Members with laptops are encouraged to load the latest version of Stellarium and treat the presentation as a hands on workshop of sorts.

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

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

Tues. January 15, 2019         7:30 at OC   
Tues. February 19, 2019       7:30 at OC
Tues. March 19, 2019     
Annual General Meeting (combined meeting in Kelowna)  7:15 at OC    
Tues. April 16, 2019     
        7:30 at OC 
** Sat. May 25, 2019         Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)
Tues. June 18, 2019               7:30 at OC

                -- Summer Break --

Tues. September 17, 2019        7:30 at OC
Tues. October 15, 2019              7:30 at OC
Tues. November 12, 2019          7:30 at OC
Tues. December 10, 2019          7:30 at OC

Meetings held in Penticton on the dates indicated at Okanagan College Penticton.
(* exceptions)
Thurs. January 24, 2019     7:15 at OC
Thurs. February 21, 2019   7:15 at OC
*Tues. March 19, 2019     Annual General Meeting (combined meeting in Kelowna)  7:15 at OC  
Thurs. April 18, 2019            7:15 at OC
*Thurs. May 16, 2019 (in conjunction with the
                                     Meadowlark Outreach Event)             
** Sat. May 25, 2019    Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)
Thurs. June 20, 2019              7:15 at OC

            -- 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

Meetings held in Vernon on the dates indicated
at the OSC Okanagan Science Centre (* exceptions)
2704 Hwy 6, Vernon
Wed. January 30, 2019               7:15 at OSC
Wed. February 27, 2019             7:15 at OSC
*Tues. March 19, 2019     Annual General Meeting
 (combined meeting in Kelowna) 
7:15 at OC  
Wed. April 24, 2019                      7:15 at OSC
** Sat. May 25, 2019      Gala Dinner (Kelowna 5PM)
Wed. June 19, 2019                      7:15 at OSC

                  -- 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

* 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.