RASC Regular Meeting – November 18, 2019

Free and Open to the Public 

Telus World of Science – Zeidler Dome

7:00 PM – Pre Meeting Mix & Mingle

7:30 PM – Meeting

Please note, the November meeting is the third Monday of the month due to Remembrance Day 

2020 RASC Calendars will be on sale at this meeting

Featured Speaker:

Dr Warren Finlay

“van Gogh, Turbulence and Star Formation: Are They Connected?”

Warren Finlay is a Distinguished University Professor and Canada Research Chair in Aerosol Mechanics at the University of Alberta. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Aerosol Science and Technology and is the recipient of numerous international awards for his research, as well as a lifetime designation as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.  As part of his duties as a professor at the University of Alberta he instructs a senior undergraduate course entitled “Busting Myths with Analysis”. His talk will touch on material from this course in which he examines the myth that van Gogh’s Starry Night painting captures turbulence like that occurring in star forming giant molecular clouds. As an amateur astronomer, he is the author of the book “Concise Catalog of Deep Sky Objects”, and is a Simon Newcomb award winner. He is also a passionate visual observer and is an award winning nightscape photographer.

 

Astro Café
Nov 20, 2019
How to Buy a Telescope

How to Buy a Telescope

Thinking of buying a telescope? This Café is for you!

FREE event open to the public.

Thinking about buying a telescope, for yourself or as a gift for someone else? Want to avoid buying a “hobby killer” or “trash scope”? Then this Café is for you! Come hear Luca Vanzella explain what to to look for and what to avoid. We will have several of telescopes of different kinds on hand to help the discussion. And we will look at some good deals on the internet.

Astro Café – How to Buy a Telescope

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Windsor Park Community League Hall*
11840 87 Ave

FREE event open to the public.

* Note: Outside shoes are not permitted inside the hall.

Astro Café
Jan 15, 2020
How to Use A Telescope

Did you get a telescope for Christmas but you aren’t quite sure how to use it?

FREE event open to the public.

It’s a common complaint among first-time telescope owners: “I’ve got this new telescope and I can’t see a thing through it”. The aim of this Astro Café is to help you get the most out of your new telescope.

Bring your telescope to the How to Use a Telescope workshop and experts from the RASC will help you learn how to use it. Let us show you how to make the most out of your telescope. Discover how to properly set up your telescope, how to find objects in the sky, what accessories would be useful to you and how to take care of your telescope.

If skies are clear and if people are willing, they can bring their telescope outside the hall and learn how to use it under the real sky with help from expert RASC members.

Astro Café – How to Use a Telescope

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Windsor Park Community League Hall*
11840 87 Ave

FREE event open to the public.

* Note: Outside shoes are not permitted inside the hall.