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Coming Meetings

Vernon meeting Wed. January 29

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

.The January Meeting will feature a 'A look-back summary of the James Webb Telescope Project'
which has a scheduled launch date of March 30, 2021. It will be led by Jerry Thompson who comments: "I think this European/Canadian/NASA-USA space telescope project will become the greatest astronomy project ever, so we all need to be on top of, and feel part of this remarkable adventure, as it unfolds.
Vice President Jerry said that a main part of the plan for future Vernon meetings is to follow the JWST progress via a 'Monthly Armchair Discussion Group'  with assignments handed out for reports on the various subsystems, from our Vernon members.

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).

Kelowna  meeting Tues. February 11

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

 Watch this space for details on the meeting.

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

Penticton meeting Thurs. February 13
Time: 7:15pm  Location: Okanagan College, Penticton

The main program will feature Dave Gamble on
'Exploring the surface of Mars in the Footsteps of the Curiosity Rover'

 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

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

  -- Summer Break --

Tues. September 1, 2020        7:30 at OC
Tues. October 6, 2020              7:30 at OC
Tues. November 3, 2020          7:30 at OC
Tues. December 1, 2020          7:30 at OC

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

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

                 -- Summer Break --

Thurs. September 24, 2020    7:15 at OC
Thurs. October 29, 2020          7:15 at OC
Thurs. November 26, 2020      7:15 at OC
Thurs. December 21, 2020      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 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

                  -- Summer Break --

Wed. September 30, 2020            7:15 at OSC
Wed. October 28, 2020                  7:15 at OSC
Wed. November 25, 2020              7:15 at OSC
Wed. December 9, 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.