The next meeting of the RASC Ottawa Centre will be on Friday the 2nd of December 2016, at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. The December meeting is a special one and will be chaired by Kelly Jordan:
7:30 PM - The Annual General Meeting portion, where presentations will be made and elections held. For further details, check here.
8:15 PM - The second annual Astronomy Science Fair will commence. What is that, I hear you ask?
It is a forum where amateur astronomers set up exhibits to showcase their innovations, gadgets, tips & tricks. This year, there will be displays that appeal to the wide range of interests in amateur astronomy, not just the technology side. Members and invited guests are encouraged to share their astro sketches, astronomy art and their favourite astronomy books.
Just a sample of what to expect ...
- Doug George and team from Diffraction Limited will be sharing the latest SBIG and Maxim DL hardware and software.
- Ottawa’s only retail astronomy store, Focus Scientific, will have an exhibit showcasing some of their fine products and services.
- A demo of a remote-controlled observatory 100 km away. (Fingers-crossed for clear skies).
- Video astronomy
- Astronomy tourism
- Time-lapse astrophotography
- And much more!
Additionally, a 'swap' table will be set up allowing people to buy, sell and barter surplus astronomy gear.
Refreshments will be available and this will be a wonderful opportunity to chat in a relaxed, stimulating and fun environment. Please come out and join us!