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ALERT: 1400 HOURS, 9 DECEMBER
I’ve been in phone contact with various members, watching the weather on line, and watching the weather out my window up in Sandy Hook. As I write this David Thompson says it is snowing heavily by the Beer Farm in Gibsons and it is coming down fast and furious in Sandy Hook. Mindful of the snowfall warning, in the interest of safety, and not wanting people to come to tonight’s meeting and then not get home afterwards, I am cancelling the meeting tonight.
Regards, Charles Ennis
President, Sunshine Coast Centre
At 7:30 PM on Friday, December 9, we will be having our annual Christmas gathering at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. This will be a pot luck (appetizers). This year we’re going to have a brainstorming session to come up with ideas about what direction we’d like the club to go in during the next few years. In recent years we’re made a lot of dreams come true: the observatory, a community TV show, a Bravo Channel documentary, to name but a few. I am sure that some of the more quiet of you have wonderful dreams too: ideas you’d like to see come to life. Come share those with us all so we can make them happen too.
I spent the last 6 days in Winnipeg in studios at Merit Motion Pictures and MoonGazy Films working on turning the rough cut of our Bravo film “Starry Nights” into a finished film. We worked on recording voice overs, editing, special effects and art work, adding astrophotography, adding the music, and creating the credits. This week it will be going to technicians for color correction and sound editing. By the end of this week we hope to have it wrapped!
The RASC’s new Explore the Universe Guide just arrived at head office and will soon be shipped out to customers. You can order this book and other RASC publications here. This would make an excellent holiday gift for friends and family.
As a result of the elections at the AGM on 14 October, here is your Board of Directors of the SCC:
|Sunshine Coast Centre RASC Board of Directors|
|Mike Bradley||Vice Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org||11/13/2015|
|Scott Harlow||Director at Largeemail@example.com||14/10/2016|
|Bruce Woodburn||Director at Largefirstname.lastname@example.org||14/10/2016|
|Debra MacWilliam||Director at Largeemail@example.com||14/10/2016|
|Bill Clark||Past Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org||14/10/2016|
On Friday, 11 November, at 7:30 PM at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sunshine Coast Centre President Charles Ennis will be teaching a course on how to use star atlases and the RASC Observer’s Handbook to locate objects in the sky. Admission is by donation.
Are you an active member, The kind that would be missed,
Or are you just contented, That your name is on the list?
Do you attend the meetings, And mingle with the flock,
Or do you meet in private, And criticize and knock?
Do you take an active part, To help the work along,
Or are you satisfied to be, The kind who just belongs?
Do you work on committees, To this there is no trick,
Or leave the work to just a few, And talk about the clique?
So come to meetings often, And help with hand and heart.
Don’t just be a member, But take and active part.
Think this over colleagues, You know what’s right from wrong.
Are you a valued member, Or do you just belong?
I took a 25th anniversary cruise to Hawaii at the end of September and while on board the Star Princess taught 8 basic astronomy “enrichment lectures” which were very well received. I also helped with three star gazing sessions on board during the trip to Hawaii and back.