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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

Observatories in Prague

Observatory clock in Prague

Observatory clock in Prague

Errol in front of the Stefank Observatory

Errol in front of the Stefank Observatory

 

Last September one of our newer members, Errol Lipschitz, sent a couple of photographs from his current trip to Prague. Scott, our librarian, thought the pictures may be of interest so he forwarded them to the rest of us for the sake of everyone’s interest. He also provided a couple of links for further information on the subjects of said photographs. Scott found the Stefanik Observatory bit interesting, if for no other reason than a seemingly philosophically kindred spirit with our club concerning public outreach.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague_astronomical_clock

http://www.prague.cz/stefanik-observatory/