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UPCOMING EVENTS: Click on the Events below for more details

Dr. Howard Trottier, Friday, 10 Feb 2017, Sunshine Coast Arts Centre

Public Viewing, SCC Observatory, 7 PM,  11 February

Astro Cafe, Davis Bay, 7:00 PM, 17 February

 

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Astrophotography Course: 13 January

At 7:30 PM on Friday, 13 January, our Vice President, Mike Bradley, will be teaching a course on Astrophotography at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, 5714 Medusa St, Sechelt. Public is welcome: admission by donation

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Mike on the set of Coyote Science last Spring

Astro Cafe: 20 January

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Astro Cafe will convene at Pier 17 in Davis Bay at 7:00 PM on Friday, 20 January, 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: 17 December 2016

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We’ll be opening the SCC Observatory at the Sechelt Airport at 7 PM on Saturday, 17 December for public viewing. Check out this post on the day of the event for weather updates.

Astro Cafe: 16 December 2016

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Astro Cafe will convene at Pier 17 in Davis Bay at 7:30 PM on Friday, 16 December, 2016. 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

Christmas Dreaming

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A spectroscope made by Kata and Erin Payne

ALERT: 1400 HOURS, 9 DECEMBER

Dear Members:

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

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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.

Closing In On the Fine Cut

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Jeff, Dodie and Charles in the office at Merit Motion Pictures working on editing Starry Nights

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!

Charles Ennis

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Jeff and Dodie working through lunch to get the film edited.

Explore the Universe Guide is Here!

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Julia and Renata at RASC HQ with the new Explore the Universe Guide

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.

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