RASC Edmonton Centre Casino
Feb 16-17, 2019

Our next casino is on Saturday-Sunday, February 16-17, 2019 at Casino Edmonton, 7055 Argyll Rd NW. Note the location is Casino Edmonton (free parking, large volunteer room).

This is our Centre’s largest source of revenue which maintains a large part of our operational and outreach budgets, lets us purchase astronomical equipment (fine examples are in weekly use at the RASC Observatory at TWOSE) and undertake innovative projects (like the Black Nugget Lake Observatory) that bring astronomy to the general public, and helps bring fabulous speakers to Edmonton. Please help out by volunteering for a shift – it’s fairly easy work and you get fed quite nicely!

If you want to work one of the key positions, then please download and complete the Casino Volunteer Worker Application form and return to me. The key positions are: General Manager, Banker, Count Room Supervisor, Cashier. If you want to work a non-key position (Chip Runner, Count Room Worker), then just send me your shift and position preferences and cell number. I will have paper forms at Regular Meetings.

Contact email: Luca Vanzella.

RASC Regular Meeting October 15, 2018, The Whole of the Moon

RASC Regular Meeting
TELUS World of Science – Zeidler Dome
FREE and open to the public.

7:00 PM Meet and Greet

7:30 PM Guest Speaker

Dr. Mathieu Dumberry

The whole of the Moon: a journey to the center of our closest neighbor

The Lunar Interior

We know many things about our closest neighbor, the Moon.  Yet, its deepest part, close to the center, remains not well known.  In this presentation, I will give a brief overview of what we know about the Moon and its interior and how this information is obtained.  I will also show examples of the work that we do in my research group, where we use observations on the rotation of the Moon as a way to gather information about its deep interior.

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Astro Café
Sep 26, 2018
AstroImaging Community Café

AstroImaging Community Café

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Windsor Park Community League Hall*
11840 87 Ave

Members Only event.

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

Do you enjoy taking and/or viewing pictures of the sky? Are you looking for some pointers to up your skill set or turn that “nice” shot into “calendar image!”? Maybe in the last couple of months you have 5 images, or made 4 time-lapses that are too much for the AstroImaging Corner at our Regular Meetings. Whether you take 4 minutes or want to share a 20 minute backstory for a specially composed a shot, or demo a technique others can benefit from, bring it to our community!

Keep reading to learn how to use SignUp to add your contribution to the self-guided potluck that is AstroImaging Community!
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Astro Café
September 23, 2018
Photographing the Full Harvest Moonrise

Photographing the Full Harvest Moonrise

FREE Members only event.

Presented by RASC members Alister Ling and Luca Vanzella.

If you have always wanted to photograph the Full Moon rising above a scenic landscape but you aren’t sure how to do it – this Astro Café is for you! Veteran Full Moon shooters Alister Ling and Luca Vanzella will guide you through all of the steps necessary to get that perfect shot.

This Astro Café is designed for people that own a DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) camera – we won’t be using any phone or point-and-shoot cameras. Some familiarity with your DSLR camera is beneficial but not absolutely required.

Sunday, September 23, 2018
18:45 – 20:30

Cloud/Rain/Snow Backup:
NONE, it will be cancelled, check on EdmontonRASC Facebook page
We will post an update no later than 18:00. It is your responsibility to check.

Viewpoint across the road from
44 St Georges Crescent
Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/JjRkgVYBtgm

Keep reading for What to Bring and How to Prepare

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Athabasca Star Party, September 15, 2018

Athabasca Star Party

Join Athabasca University for an evening of art and stars for our first ever Star Party!Enjoy guided tours featuring artwork from one of Athabasca’s local artists, Pirkko Karvonen. Gain an appreciation of the night sky by participating in telescope viewing of planets and constellations. Telescopes will be available on-site for viewing the night sky but feel free to bring your own. An amateur astronomer will be in attendance hosting a telescope workshop where you can learn how to use a telescope or ensure your telescope is in top working order. And more! Witness nocturnal life firsthand on a guided nature walk. Learn to capture the evening’s beauty at a night photography session. Stay and enjoy some fun activities for the whole family.

When: September 15, 2018, 6pm – 11pm

Where: Athabasca, AB

Visit the event brite site for more information. 

FREE event!   * Weather Permitting