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1979

1979 Calendar of Events

January
11
We were very pleased on January 11 to have as a guest at our regular meeting a man who is extremely well-known in the field of radio astronomy, in fact a pioneer in the field in Canada, Mr. Arthur Covington.
[Reference: Newsletter, February 1979]
January
25
 
February
8
 
February
22
 

1979
February
26

Total
Solar
Eclipse

Mike Fayette and Lyte, Angelika and Bob [Hackett], and David [Levy] viewed totality from a very short distance north of the centre line, at a site just south of Lundar; Mike Kennedy was precisely on or extremely close to the centre line, at a site on Highway #6 at or near Clarkleigh; Chris Sargeant and I [Leo Enright] were south of the centre line, at Gimli airfield almost due east of where the others were.

Read the full reports by Leo Enright in Newsletter, March 1979, as well as Mike Kennedy and David Levy in Newsletter, April 1979.

March
8
 
1979
March
22
Leo showed ...photography of the full moon taken only about five minutes after the end of the penumbral phase of the lunar eclipse of March 13th...
[Reference: Newsletter, April 1979, page 4.]
1979
April
5
Our centre's meeting on April 5th was very interesting because of the large number of "photographic reports". To David, may we say that we hope and trust that everyone who sees your multi-media presentation on the eclipse expedition Will enjoy it as much as we did.
[Reference: Newsletter, April 1979, page 3.]
April
19

Notes: Angelika Hackett reports that on Thurs., April 19, 1979, Dr. Douglas spoke about Sir Arthur Eddington. She also reports that this is the most likely date on which the photo below was taken (at which Angelika was present).

Dr. Douglas and David Levy
Photo by Leo Enright.

May
3
 
May
15
 
May
18-21
RASC General Assembly in London, Ontario. [See also: RASC GA 1979 page.]
Read Leo's report on the London GA'79.
May
31
 
June
14
 
June
23
Stargazing at David Levy's in the Gatineaus. Read Leo's report in Regulus, July 1979, page 3.
June
28
 

1979
July
8

Holleford
Crater
Meteor
Outing

The 2nd outing of the summer for the Centre was to the Holleford meteor crater. A second outing of the summer, a trip by some members of our centre to Holleford Crater, was also a chance to explore a very interesting locale. It took place on Sunday, July 8th, and in some ways was similar to our first trip to our nearest confirmed meteorite crater, the one taken by some members of our centre in 1977. This time it was a chance for Mike,Lyte, and David to explore the crater for the first time.

Photographs were taken at the new plaque, at drill hole number one, and number two, at the mid-point, and at various other places. It is pleasant to see that the plaque, at one time sadly vandalized, has been replaced by a beautiful historical plaque near the crest of the rim at the south-west edge of the crater.

Once again we are reminded that our centre has in its "backyard" the second oldest of the continent's recognized meteorite craters something that we could well display to visitors from other centres, since few such sites are so accessible and easily visited or explored.
Read Leo's report in Regulus, July 1979, page 4.

1979
August
4

Shopping mall display
The Kingston Centre's mall display at the Kingston Shopping Centre on Saturday, August 4th was an excellent success. It was a chance for members of the centre to display their instruments, astrophotography, and other resources, and to talk to the public about their projects end interests...
Read Leo's full report in Regulus, August 1979, page 2.

1979
August
4

Public Star Night
The Kingston Centre's first 1979 Public Star Night was held on Saturday August 4th at Richardson Park along Lake Ontario near the historic Murney Tower.

Read Leo's report in Regulus, August 1979, pages 3-4.

1979
August
5
On Sunday August 5th, David, Lyte, Mike, and I were pleased to give a visitor a tour of the Holleford Crater. The visitor was Constantine Papacosmos who had been with David in Kingston for the Mall Display and the Star Night. We hope he enjoyed seeing this outstanding meteorite crater.
[Reference: Regulus, August 1979, page 3.]
1979
August
???

Perseid weekend
David again provided hospitality in the Gatineau Hills for a group of astronomers - this time for the Perseid Weekend. They came from London, Niagara Falls, Montreal, and Kingston Centres, and it was a very pleasant gathering. The weather was not completely cooperative but a few Perselds were spotted.
[Reference: Regulus, August 1979, page 4.]

1979
August
15-22

17th GA of the IAU in Montréal
The Seventeenth General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union took place in Montréal last month and it was a most interesting gathering of astronomers from all parts of the world.
[Reference: Regulus, September 1979, page 1.]

September
6
 
September
20
 
1979
October
3

Club's Night at Queen's U
We had a very interesting Club's Night at Queen's University on October 3rd. We had a chance to talk to a good number of students, to explore their interest in astronomy and it is hoped that we will have some of them as regular members of our centre. It was certainly good to see several of them at the meeting the following night. I hope they enjoyed the slides, and hope that they and others join our group on October 18th and in the coming months.
[Reference: Regulus, October 1979, page 3.]

October
4
 
October
18
 
November
1
 
November
15
 
November
29
 
December
13
 

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