September and October Meeting Videos now Available

Catch up with events of the September meeting on YouTube here, including the third of Simon Hamner's presentations on the rapidly evolving state of solar system science. In October's recording, avalable here, Marcus Leech describes the work of the not-for-profit Canadian Centre for Experimental Radio Astronomy (CCERA) near Smiths Falls.

   

Thanks again to Michel Bois for editing and production.

Observers' Challenges for November 2018

Here are the Observers' Challenges for November 2018.
 
Beginner Challenge Intermediate Challenge Advanced Challenge Lunar Challenge

Helix Nebula
(NGC 7293)

Blue Snowball
(NGC 7662)
 

NGC 51 Group
in Andromeda

 

Plato Craterlets
 
 
We'd love to see more submissions into both the meeting and AstroNotes with observation reports for the challenges -- the reports need not be photographs, they can be sketches, field notes, etc. Be sure to send them to me for inclusion in the August meeting at meetingchair[at]ottawa.rasc.ca
 

 

RASC Ottawa AGM coming up 7 December

Annual General Meeting and Elections

Notice is hereby given to all members of the RASC Ottawa Centre that the Annual Meeting will be held at 7:30pm on December 7, 2018 at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum as part of the regular monthly Centre meeting. The following business will be conducted:

Observer Challenges for July 2018

Here are the Observer's Challenges for Jul7 2018.
 
Beginner Challenge Intermediate Challenge Advanced Challenge Lunar Challenge

Albireo
(β Cygni)

Trifid Nebula
M20
 

The Elephants Trunk
Nebula
 IC 1396A

 

Gassendi crater
 
 
I'd love to see more submissions into both the meeting and AstroNotes with observation reports for the challenges -- the reports need not be photographs, they can be sketches, field notes, etc. Be sure to send them to me for inclusion in the August meeting at meetingchair[at]ottawa.rasc.ca
 

 

Observers Challenges for June 2018

Here are the Observer's Challenges for June 2018.
 
Beginner Challenge Intermediate Challenge Advanced Challenge Lunar Challenge

Lagoon Nebula
Messier 8

The Cats Eye Nebula
NGC 6543

 

Seyfert's Sextet 
(HCG 79)

Schroters Valley
 
 
I'd love to see more submissions into both the meeting and AstroNotes with observation reports for the challenges -- the reports need not be photographs, they can be sketches, field notes, etc. Be sure to send them to me for inclusion in the August meeting at meetingchair[at]ottawa.rasc.ca
 

 

Observer's Challenge - May 2018

Here are the Observer's Challenges for May 2018.
 
Beginner Challenge Intermediate Challenge Advanced Challenge Lunar Challenge
Messier 3 
Messier 3
The "Antennae" Galaxies
 The
Abell 33
Abell 33
O'Neill's Bridge
 O'Neill's Bridge
 
I'd love to see more submissions into both the meeting and AstroNotes with observation reports for the challenges -- the reports need not be photographs, they can be sketches, field notes, etc. Be sure to send them to me for inclusion in the June meeting at meetingchair[at]ottawa.rasc.ca
 

 

Observers' Challenge - April 2017

Here are the challenge objects Oscar Echeverri posed at the April 6 meeting:
Beginner Challenge Intermediate Challenge Advanced Challenge: Lunar Challenge:
Messier 81 
M 84
Hickson Compact Galaxy
Group 44

 Hiockson Compact Group 44
NGC 4284
 NGC 4284
Messier and Messier A craters.
 Messier and Messier A craters
Oscar also pleaded that "I'd like to see more people submit reports than did this past month -- I encourage everyone to participate, not just imagers! You can submit reports by way of images, sketches, or even without any imagery, you can come up and give a verbal report that perhaps includes the conditions you made your observations under, and the details of the equipment you used -- and of course a description of the object as you observed it!"
And perhaps next month we'll post members' photos, sketches and whatnot.

 

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