Meet Your Telescope with Ottawa Public Library, Carp Saturday Sep 08, 2018 at 3:15pm

This program offers one-on-one assistance to participants to help them learn how to use their own telescope. It is aimed at anyone who has a telescope but is not comfortable using it and/or doesn't know what the parts are for. Participants will be expected to bring their own telescope, and learn how to assemble and use it.  The program will be held just prior to the RASC-sponsored public star parties on site, so if the weather co-operates, participants will also be able to use their own telescopes at theses stargazing events. Presented in partnership with RASC.

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.

 

Victoria Centre Surplus Equipment Auction

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Greetings all,

I'm passing on this message from the Victoria Centre president, Chris Purse:

 
We would appreciate it if you could distribute this information to the members of your centres as we have some great equipment for sale.
 
Sale of Surplus Equipment from the RASC Victoria Centre Observatory 
 
With the upgrade to the Victoria Centre Observatory, we have surplus telescopes and related equipment that are being offered for sale. Please see https://victoria.rasc.ca/for-sale-observatory-equipment/ for the details of the items for sale and how to make an offer to purchase. This sale is open to everyone so if you know of someone looking for a telescope please pass on this information. Offers will be accepted until April 30.

 

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