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Public Talks by RASC Edmonton Centre Members

Throughout 2009, members of the RASC Edmonton Centre gave astronomy presentations at local schools, special interest groups and other organizations. A summary of the presentations are listed below.

Jan 4: Space Rocks! The Buzzard Coulee Meteorite
Bruce McCurdy, Yellowknife NT
audience = 25 Jan 13: Early morning observing session
Frank Florian, Clara Tyner Elementary School
audience = 300

Jan 14: 50 Years of the Space Age
Bruce McCurdy, Alberta Mental Health Association
audience = 20

Jan 17: From Galileo's Spyglass to the Hubble: 400 years of the telescope
Bruce McCurdy, Woodcroft Library
audience = 30

Jan 22: TBA
Bruce McCurdy, Brentwood Elementary School (Sherwood Park)
audience = 60

Jan 29: The Friendly Dark
Sherrilyn Jahrig, Pope John XXIII Elementary School (Fort Saskatchewan)
audience = 60

Feb 13: Quest for Meteorites
Bruce McCurdy, Coronation Elementary School
audience = 36

Mar 3: From Galileo's Spyglass to the Hubble: 400 years of the telescope
Bruce McCurdy, Northgate Lions Seniors Centre (Edmonton Antique Auto Club)
audience = 60

Mar 22: IYA Sound and Slide show
Joan Hube, Routes-to-Learning tour of northern lights, Ft. McMurray
audience = 46

Mar 25: Space Rocks! The Buzzard Coulee Meteorite
Bruce McCurdy, Lois Hole Library
audience = 57 Grade 5 students

Apr 29: From Galileo to the Hubble: 400 years of the Telescope
Bruce McCurdy, Lois Hole Library
audience = 57 Grade 5 students from Centennial School

May 1: Observing the Sun and Venus
Bruce McCurdy, TWOSE Observatory, Edmonton
audience = 30 Grade 3 students from Guthrie School

May 7: Space Rocks! The Buzzard Coulee Meteorite
Bruce McCurdy, Strathcona County Library, Sherwood Park
audience = 25

May 9: Telescope Workshop
Orla Aaquist, Young Scientists Conference, University of Alberta
audience = 30 Grade 9 students

May 27: Special Observatory Session
Bruce McCurdy, TWOSE Observatory, Edmonton
audience = 32 students from Coronation School, Coronation

Jun 4: Special Observatory Session
Bruce McCurdy, TWOSE Observatory, Edmonton
audience = 48 students from St Joe's School, Whitecourt

Jun 16: Preserving Dark Skies in an Urban Environment
Sherrilyn Jahrig, ICLEI World Congress, Edmonton
audience = 600

Jun 19: Astronomy Talk
Orla Aaquist, Silver Birch Lodge, Edmonton
audience = 80

Jun 26: Space Rocks! The Buzzard Coulee Meteorite
Bruce McCurdy, Aspen Gardens Community League, Edmonton
audience = 60

Jul 4: Space Rocks! The Buzzard Coulee Meteorite
Bruce McCurdy, Riverbend Library, Edmonton
audience = 48

Jul 11: Space Rocks! The Buzzard Coulee Meteorite
Bruce McCurdy, Woodcroft Library, Edmonton
audience = 26

Aug 28: Space Rocks! The Buzzard Coulee Meteorite
Bruce McCurdy, Miquelon Lake Provincial Park
audience = 159

Sep 25: From Galileo's Spyglass to the Hubble: 400 years of the telescope
Bruce McCurdy, Aspen Gardens Community League, Edmonton
audience = 200

Sep 27: IYA Sound and Slide show
Joan Hube, Smithsonian Journeys tour of northern lights, Ft. McMurray
audience = 25

Oct 4: Writing and Astronomy Workshop: 'Dark Secrets for Astro-novas'
Sherrilyn Jahrig, Pure Speculation Festival (Edmonton)
audience = 25

Oct 5: Space Rocks! The Buzzard Coulee Meteorite
Bruce McCurdy, Prince Charles Elementary School, Edmonton
audience = 29

Nov 22: Radio Astronomy
Bruce McCurdy, Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton
audience = 25 members of Canadian Vintage Radio Society