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Coming Meetings

Kelowna  meeting Tues. November 20

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

The Short  Program (COTM) will feature Olaf Lutz, who will offer a brief introduction to
“Universe Sandbox 2“. This software, while sold as a game,  is great for accurately modeling any number interactions between objects in space. What would happen to Jupiter if the Sun was a binary? This software will show you.
The Main Presentation will feature Christopher Cottle, who recently joined the Okanagan Centre from Calgary, will present the first lecture of a two part series on Astro Navigation. This lecture is entitled “Astro Navigation, Part One: Stars and the Cold War. Christopher was a Navigator in the Royal Canadian Navy in the days before GPS, when Astronavigation was how you knew where on the planet you were.

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

Penticton meeting Thurs. November 22

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

The COTM will be Richard Christie expounding in the 'Theory of General Relativity and its application to GPS technology and cell phones'.
Main Program:  Dave Hawkins will present about 'The amazing attributes of Betelgeuse!'

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. November 28

Novice meeting - 6.30pm  Regular Meeting - 7.15pm.

“Wed. November 28 2018 Royal Astronomical Society - Vernon Meeting

The pre-meeting novice presentation at 6:30 PM will be member Jim Kanester presenting “Understanding Your Telescope and It’s Abilities”. You are encouraged to bring your telescope to this presentation.

Betelgeuse – Our Next Supernova? David Hawkins speaks on the stellar evolution of this bright star in the constellation of Orion. Betelgeuse shines with a distinguishable red colour which is a sign of its impending doom. One day this star will give the performance of a lifetime. It will be a show that will amaze humans here on Earth – if we are still around. Find out more about this red giant star.

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).”

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 --
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


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.