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2008

2008 Calendar of Events

2008
Fri, Jan 11
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Relativity, Black Holes and the Nature of Dark Matter
Speaker: Doug Angle
Location: Stirling Hall Theatre A Queen's University

Report: Regulus, 2008 Feb, page 3.

Sat, Jan 12
7:30-9:30 p.m.
KAON Public Observing
Topic: Helen Sawyer Hogg
Speaker: Terry Bridges
Location: Queen's Observatory [ Map ]
2008
Fri, Feb 8
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Members' Night
Board News, KAON report, Lunar Eclipse, Observing Reports
Location: Stirling Hall Theatre A Queen's University
2008
Sat, Feb 9
7:30-9:30pm EST
KAON Public Observing
Irregular Galaxies: Outcasts of the Extragalactic Zoo
Speaker: Tara Parkins
Location: Queen's Observatory [ Map ]
2008
Wed, Feb 20
evening
Total Lunar Eclipse
Lunar Eclipse Partial eclipse begins 8:43pm
Total eclipse begins 10:01pm,
Total eclipse ends 10:51pm,
Partial eclipse ends 00:09am
Location: Your backyard!
2008
Sat, Mar 8
7:30-9:30pm EST
KAON Public Observing
Topic: Black Holes, Wormholes, etc
Speaker: Kyall Lake
Location: Queen's Observatory [ Map ]
2008
Fri, Mar 14
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Regular Meeting
Topic: Radarsat 2
Speaker: Dr.Joseph Buckley, RMC
Location: Stirling Hall Theatre A Queen's University

Report: Regulus, 2008 Apr, page 3.

Sat, Mar 29
8:00-9:00pm EDT
Earth Hour 2008
Location: Everywhere
2008
Fri, Apr 11
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Members' Night
Location: Stirling Hall Theatre A Queen's University

Report: Regulus, 2008 May, page 8.

Sat, Apr 12
9:00-10:30pm EDT
KAON Public Observing
Location: Queen's Observatory [ Map ]
2008
Fri, May 9
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Regular Meeting
Topic: Shedding Light on Dark Matter in Nearby Galaxies
Speaker: Dr. Kristine Spekkens, RMC
Location: Stirling Hall Theatre A, Queen's University

Report: Regulus, 2008 Jun, page 3.

2008
Sat, May 10
2:00-4:00pm EDT
Astronomy Day:
Solar Observing at Murney Park (Weather Permitting)

Report: Regulus, 2008 Jun, page 6.

2008
Sat, May 10
9:00-10:30pm EDT
KAON Public Observing
Topic : Atmospheric Phenomena
Speaker: Joel Roediger
Location: Queen's Observatory [ Map ]

Report: Regulus, 2008 Jun, page 6.

2008
Fri, May 30
7:00p.m.-late
Relay for Life (Cancer Society)
Our 3rd year supporting this event with an astronomy display, handouts and viewing through telescopes for participants. Setup around 6 or 6:30pm. Contact Kim Hay for more details email: kingston (at) rasc (dot) ca
Location: Royal Military College, Kingston

Report: Regulus, 2008 Jun, page 6.

2008
Fri, Jun 13
7:30-10:00pm EDT
Regular Meeting
Speaker: Leo Enright
"Two Topical" Time Topics:
- Sidereal Time In 2008, and
- The Date/Time of This Month's Solstice: Is it June 20th or June 21st?
Location: Stirling Hall Theatre A Queen's University
Sat, Jun 14
9:00-10:30pm EDT
KAON Public Observing
Location: Queen's Observatory [ Map ]
Jun 20 or 21
10:00pm-Midnight EDT
CCD Imaging Workshop (RSVP to Kevin Kell - see contacts.) More info.
Location: Queen's Observatory [ Map ]
2008
Sat, Jul 5
9:00a.m.-
3:00 p.m.
The Sky Is The Limit Festival (March of Dimes)
Our 8th year supporting this event with an astronomy display, solar filtered telescopes and handouts. Setup at 8am. Contact Kevin Kell for more details email: kingston (at) rasc (dot) ca See the Images section for photos from our past visits.
Location: Memorial Centre Grounds in Kingston

Report: Regulus, 2008 Sep, page 3.

Fri, Jul 11 Summer recess: no regular meeting - no Regulus Newsletter
Sat, Jul 12
9:00-10:30pm EDT
KAON Public Observing
Location: Queen's Observatory [ Map ]
Wed, Aug 6
8:30pm EDT
Charleston Lake Astronomy Night
Location: Charleston Lake Provincial Park
Fri, Aug 8 Summer recess: no regular meeting - no Regulus newsletter
Sat, Aug 9
9:00-10:30pm EDT
KAON Public Observing
Location: Queen's Observatory [ Map ]
2008
Fri, Sep 12
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Members' Night: "What I did this summer"
Location: Stirling Hall Theatre A Queen's University
Sat, Sep 13
9:00-10:30pm EDT
KAON Public Observing
Location: Queen's Observatory [ Map ]
2008
Sep 26-28
Fall'N'Stars 2008
Location: Vanderwater Conservation Area
2008
Fri, Oct 10
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Regular Meeting
Topic: California Dreaming - Remote Controlled Astrophotography
Speaker: Paul Mortfield [website*]
Location: Stirling Hall Theatre A Queen's University

Report: Regulus, 2008 Nov, page 6.

2008
Sat, Oct 11
7:30-9:30pm EDT
KAON Public Observing
Location: Queen's Observatory [ Map ]
James Sylvester will present the talk on 'Observatories Around the World'.

Report: Regulus, 2008 Nov, page 7.

2008
Sat, Nov 8
7:30-9:30pm EST
KAON Public Observing
Location: Queen's Observatory [ Map ]

Report: Regulus, 2008 Dec, page 16.

2008
Fri, Nov 14
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Regular Meeting & Annual General Meeting, Elections 7:30-8:00pm
8:00pm Dan Falk will talk about his new book, "In Search of Time"
Location: Stirling Hall Theatre A Queen's University
2008
Fri, Dec 12
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Members' Night

Location: Stirling Hall Theatre A Queen's University
Agenda:

  • Welcome and Centre announcements.
  • The Great Saskatchewan Bolide (Hank)
  • Followup meteroids (Kim)
  • Kevin Fetter's video of the ISS Toolbag (KevinK)
  • Meade DS90 telescope display (KevinK)
  • Observing Reports, announcements from members
  • Draws
  • Social chat time with refreshments
2008
Sat, Dec 13
7:30-9:30pm EST
KAON Public Observing
Speaker: Terry Bridges
Topic: "Dark Energy and Dark Matter"
Location: Queen's Observatory [ Map ]

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