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UPCOMING EVENTS: Click on the Events below for more details

Dr. Julio Navarro, Friday, 9 June, 2017, 7:30 PM, Sunshine Coast Arts Centre

Public Viewing, SCC Observatory, 9:30 PM,  10 June

Astro Cafe, Davis Bay, 8:00 PM,  16 June

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Observatory Open to Public: 24 June

The SCC Observatory will be open for public viewing Saturday, 24 June, at 9:30 PM.

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Astro Cafe: 16 June

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Astro Cafe will convene at Pier 17 in Davis Bay at 7:45 PM on Friday, 16 June, 2017. Public are welcome!  We’ll have coffee and weather permitting will take our telescopes out to the south end of the seawall for public viewing

 

Public Viewing: 10 June

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We’ll be opening the SCC Observatory at the Sechelt Airport at 9:30 PM on Saturday, 10 June for public viewing. Check out this post on the day of the event for weather updates

UPDATE 10 JUNE: As of 11:30 am ClearDarkSky is showing a viewing window suitable for public viewing this evening. We are opening as planned.

8 PM: Clear Dark Sky still showing a window to observe the sky, but the sky doesn’t look that promising yet. Scott Harlow and I will go up at 9 to take a look. If the sky looks do-able, we will open.

WELL… I took a look at 8:45 and 90% of the sky is overcast. There is a bit of sky clearing to the NE but by the time it gets to the observatory, assuming it doesn’t close in, its going to be midnight. I’m cancelling the opening of the observatory.

Charles Ennis

Speaker for 9 June: Julio Navarro

navarro_0Our speaker at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, 5714 Medusa St, Sechelt, at 7:30 PM on Friday, June 9, will be Dr. Julio Navarro, whose topic will be Dark Matter and Dark Energy: the puzzling forces that shape our Universe. Admittance is by donation.

Royal Astronomical Society Visit

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That’s Charles in the background talking to RAS Council member Stephen Sergeant in the RAS Library at Burlington House

On 12 May our President, Charles Ennis, attended the President’s Address of the Royal Astronomical Society at Burlington House in London, which has been their base of operations since 1874. Charles then attended the reception afterwards in the RAS library.

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Public Viewing: 13 May

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We’ll be opening the SCC Observatory at the Sechelt Airport at 8 PM on Saturday, 13 May for public viewing. Check out this post on the day of the event for weather updates

Astro Cafe: 19 May

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Astro Cafe will convene at Pier 17 in Davis Bay at 8:00 PM on Friday, 19 May, 2017. Public are welcome!  We’ll have coffee and weather permitting will take our telescopes out to the south end of the seawall for public viewing

NOTE: As Pier 17 is still under renovation, we’ll be meeting at Wheatberries next door instead at 7 pm.

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