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Observatory Update: 29 March

Today David, Mike and Charles got the battery box bolted down and the batteries installed in the observatory.

Batteries for the solar power system

Batteries for the solar power system

We have power!

We have power!

They also began the process of setting up and wiring the pier now that the flooring is down.

pier tried out and wires pulled

pier tried out and wires pulled

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