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2000 Calendar of Events

2000
Fri, Jan 14
A Tale of GMRT - the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope in Pune, India
Speaker: Dr. Judith Irwin (Kingston)

Report: Regulus, 2000 Mar-Apr, page 4.

2000
Fri, Feb 11
Regular Meeting
A CCD Imaging Primer: Imaging Made Easy and Fun
Speaker: Walter MacDonald (Kingston Centre)

This CCD Primer will discuss CCD imaging for the beginner, using a minimum of equipment and effort.

Report: Regulus, 2000 Mar-Apr, page 4-5.

2000
Fri, Mar 10
Regular Meeting
How to build an observatory for $500
Speaker: Roger Hill (Hamilton Centre)
2000
Fri, Apr 14
Regular Meeting
Topic: Sending a Spider to the Moon
Speaker: Randy Attwood (President - RASC)

July 20, 1999 was the 30th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing. This talk will take a detailed look at what was involved in the design and construction of the Apollo Lunar Module.

2000
Fri, May 12
Special Meeting
(regular meeting moved to Stirling Hall for the Queen's Dept of Astro Guest)
Speaker: Professor Bruno Sicardy, Paris University and Observatory
2000
Sat, May 13
Astronomy Day
Location: Cataraqui Town Centre, Kingston

Report: Regulus, 2000 Jul-Aug, page 2.

2000
Wed, May 17
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Youth Observing Group Meeting
Location: Holy Cross Secondary School, Room 108

Report: Regulus, 2000 Jul-Aug, page 2.

2000
Fri, Jun 9
Regular Meeting: A Southern Odyssey
Guest Speaker: Ray Berg (Kingston Centre)

This accounting of a month long journey through New Zealand, Fiji and Australia describes the author's observations of the wondrous night skies at these locations, meeting with southern amateurs and a visit to famous Siding Springs Observatory. Comments are presented on southern variable stars observed, including recently publicized Eta Carinae. David Malin's astrophotos obtained with the Anglo-Australian-Telescope illustrate some of the most impressive deep sky objects in the southern heavens.

2000
Wed, Jun 21
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Youth Observing Group Meeting
Location: Holy Cross Secondary School, Room 108

Report: Regulus, 2000 Jul-Aug, page 2., 2000 Sep-Oct, page 2.

2000
Sat, Jun 24
Observing Group Meeting
Location: RMC Observatory
[Ref: Regulus, 2000 Jul-Aug, page 8.]
2000
Sat, Jul 8
Sky is the Limit Festival
Location: Bagot Street City Park, Kingston

Report: Regulus, 2000 Sep-Oct, page 5.

2000
Fri, Jul 14
Regular Meeting
Topic: The New Queen's University Observatory at Ellis Hall
Guest Speaker: Kathy Perrett (Queen's University)

Report: Regulus, 2000 Sep-Oct, page 6.

2000
Fri, Aug 4
Charleston Lake Star Party
2000
Fri, Aug 11
Markfest BBQ
Guest Speaker: Marc Castel (NYAA) will speak about his fully robotic telescope.
2000
Fri, Sep 8
Regular Meeting
Guest Speaker: Dr. J.J. Kavelaars (McMaster University)

He is currently engaged in studies of the outer solar system (the Kuiper Belt), searching for more moons around the gas giants, and the use of globular star clusters as probes of galaxy formation and dark matter halos.

Report: Regulus, 2000 Nov-Dec, page 5.

2000
Sat, Sep 23
Dark Sky - Night Observing Session

Report: Regulus, 2000 Nov-Dec, page 1.

2000
Fri, Oct 13
Regular Meeting
Topic: The Truth about Astrology
Speaker: Bill Broderick (Kingston)

Report: Regulus, 2000 Nov-Dec, page 6.

2000
Fri, Nov 10
Annual General Meeting & Elections, David Orenstien, Chair of the National Public Education Committee about Education; and members' presentations.

Report: Regulus, 2001 Jan-Feb, page 5.

2000
Fri, Dec 8
Regular Meeting
Topic: Homebrew CCD Imaging
Guest Speaker: Jan Wisniewski

Report: Regulus, 2001 Jan-Feb, page 6.

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