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Observatory Update

Adrian and Charles got siding up on the north and west sides of our observatory today.

Adrian touching up paint on the trim

Adrian touching up paint on the trim

Astro Cafe: December 19, 2014

Our Astro Cafe for December will be at Davis Bay on December 19 at 8:30. Meet our members at Pier 17 followed by a viewing of the skies with our telescopes (weather permitting).

Astro Cafe

Astro Cafe

Small Observatories: A Talk by our President, 9 January 2015

Our President, Charles Ennis, has been researching small observatories all over the world in order to write a handbook for the RASC for people interested in building themselves such an observatory for their own use. He has spoken to amateur astronomers all over Canada and the US, in Japan, Australia, Tasmania, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Belgium, and the UK. He’s also on the observatory committee responsible for our Centre’s own small observatory project. At 7:30 on 9 January, 2015 at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, 5714 Medusa St, Sechelt, Charles will talk about what he has learned about what to do (and what not to) when approaching a project such as this.

Rooftop observatory in Tokyo

Rooftop observatory in Tokyo

An Astronomy park in the  Outback of Australia

An Astronomy park in the Outback of Australia

Photos of October 23 Solar Eclipse

I posted the pictures of the October 23 Solar Eclipse that club members obtained through the clouds on that date on the Photo Album page. You can check the album out here

oct 23 eclipse by ed hanlon 2.

Clear Dark Sky Chart for Sky Maps and Space Weather Page

Attilla Danko of Clear Dark Sky just generated a page for our Wilson Creek Observatory at the airfield which you can now find on our Sky Maps and Space Weather Page.