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William Brydone Jack meeting - Tuesday October 10, 2017 @ 7pm

WBJ/Fredericton Meetings:

Second Tuesday of the month (September-June) at 7pm

Location: UNB Fredericton Campus 2 Bailey Drive, Forestry and Geology Building, Room 203
http://www.unb.ca/aboutunb/map/?map=1

 

AGENDA

Many thanks and see you there!
 
  • Welcome 
  • Whats up
    - constellations for the month
    - review and highlights from SkyMaps
    - review and highlights from "Curt's Calendar"
    - highlights for the month (and last month?)
    - comets and asteroids
    - space crafts this week
    - the sun and next Solar Eclipse
 
This Month's events:
October:
FrederictonAstronomy/William Brydone Jack Astronomy Meetup - Oct 10 7pm
Quartermain Earth Science Centre - TOMORROW - Our Moon - free tickets here: http://www.quartermainearthsciencecentre.com/q-calendar/2017/9/29/earth-science-caf-the-moon
Internaltion Observe the Moon Oct 28 http://www.lpi.usra.edu/observe_the_moon_night/
RASC NB AGM - Members only - Moncton Oct 21 https://rascnb.ca/events/
 
Astronomy at Grand Lake - pending volunteers:
On Saturday, October 28th NatureNB is doing a family event on the public beach at Grand Lake taking place at dusk and into the evening. We are planning to have a sunset campfire with storytellers followed by stargazing when it gets dark. I also have a little planisphere craft I'm planning to do with the families there.
 
 
Upcoming:
FrederictonAstronomy/William Brydone Jack Astronomy Meetup 2nd Tuesday of the month (Sept-June)  http://FrederictonAstronomy.ca
Observing in the Park (2nd Saturday of the month Sept-June) http://stars.ourhanwell.ca
Summer 2018 - FIVE Summer Star Parties in select New Brunswick Provincial and Federal Parks http://RASCNB.ca
 

Topics for meeting: Email requests for topics to Chris Weadick PLEASE...

Pick up your handouts and drop off your monthly sky challenge sheets before the meeting please...
 
HANDOUTS FROM MEETINGS:
 

Future meeting dates:  2016-2017 (and leading into 2017-2018 Astro year - Sept - June)
October 10
November 14
December 12 - Seasons Celebration meeting

 

RASC NB Meetings (nb.RASC.ca)

Sept. 9 - S.J.,  Rockwood Park Interpretive Center 
Oct. 21 - Annual Meeting at Moncton High School

 

Summer Star Parties - RASC NB
June 2-4 - Kouchibouquac Spring Star Fest VII
July 29-30 - C.O.W Summer Stargaze XIV, Mactaquac Provincial Park (Saturday night only)
August 11-13 - Mount Carleton Star Party, Mount Carleton Provincial Park (Dark Sky event)
September 15-17 - Fundy National Park StarGaze VII, Fundy National Park
September 22-24 - Kouchibouquac National Park part 2