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Speaker for 10 September: Charles Ennis

At 7:00 PM, 2021 September 10, online on Zoom, the Sunshine Coast Centre of the RASC presents the Explore the Universe Challenge. Sunshine Coast Member Charles Ennis will introduce the RASC’s Explore the Universe Program and teach viewers how to find the objects in the Autumn viewing portion of the program. Later this year Charles will come back on Zoom to teach the Winter segment.

The RASC Explore the Universe program (awarded since 2002) is aimed at the novice visual astronomer. Those who complete the program may apply for a certificate and pin—this is open to all, RASC members and non-members alike. This program will:

A choice of objects is provided so that you can start the program at any time of the year and easily complete the requirements in three to six months time.

Want to get started? Download the Explore the Universe program requirements and start your observing program today! All you need to do is find half of the 110 objects on the program list.

Téléchargez le programme Explorez l’Univers en français et débutez vos observations dès aujourd’hui.

If you are looking for a guide to getting started, consider purchasing the Explore the Universe Guide (2nd Edition) in the RASC store.

Here is the link to join our meeting;

Jupiter at near opposition

Jupiter taken from Sechelt with moons Callisto and Io at near oppostion – red spot just visible

Saturn with its moon Titan

Astro-Cafe event cancelled

In response to the recent developments with COVID-19 cases, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Astro-Cafe that had been planned planned for the Davis Bay Sea Wall on Friday. The Perseid meteor shower will still take place though, so find a dark, safe spot and take a look to the sky. The shower is expected to be at a maximum between Wednesday and Friday.