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2014 Meeting Reports

Thursday, January 9, 2014
19:00 EST

Regular Meeting Brian Hunter will speak about March's asteroidal occultation of Regulus!

Location: MacCorry Hall Room B201

Agenda (2MB PDF)
Resources for the event

We will attempt to stream this meeting live on the internet using a service called Ustream: ustream.tv/channel/kingstonastro

Saturday, January 11, 2014
7:30- 9:00 p.m.

Dr. Greg Wade Kingston Astronomy Outreach Network (KAON)
Public Observing night at the Queen's University Ellis Hall Observatory.

Speaker: Prof. Gregg Wade (Royal Military College)

Topic: Earth v2.0: Have We Already Discovered an Earth-Twin Orbiting a Nearby Star?

Talk Begins at 7:35 p.m. in Ellis Hall Auditorium

If the skies are clear (and not too cold) there will be telescopes on the Observing Deck with members of the RASC-Kingston Centre.

December 2013's open house was cancelled due to weather.

 

Saturday, February 8
7:30- 9:00 p.m.

Prof. Kristine Spekkens (RMC)Kingston Astronomy Outreach Network (KAON)
Public Observing night at the
Queen's University Ellis Hall Observatory.

Speaker: Prof. Kristine Spekkens (Royal Military College)

Title: Why We Think Dark Matter Exists

Talk Begins at 7:35 p.m. in Ellis Hall Auditorium

If the skies are clear (and not too cold) there will be telescopes on the Observing Deck with members of the RASC-Kingston Centre.

Thursday, February 13
7:00 p.m.

Dr. Bruce MacintoshRegular Meeting

Guest Speaker: Dr. Bruce Macintosh (Stanford University and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California)

Topic: "Pictures of Other Worlds: Directly Imaging Extrasolar Planets"

Location: Ellis Hall Room 324, University Avenue, Queen's University Kingston Ontario.

Monday March 3
20:54 EST

Observing Special Event!
Asteroidal Occultation by Asteroid Nike (307) of the star TYC 0642-01123-1

UT Time: 01:54:05 Tuesday 2014 March 04 (subtract 5 hours for EST)
Local EST: 20:54

Location: Areas north of Kingston to Perth
Star Magnitude 9.7, max duration 1.7 seconds.

Approx Alt/Az: 262deg/20deg

For more info see:
http://www.asteroidoccultation.com/2014_03/0304_307_33560.htm

Thursday, March 20
02:07 EDT

Observing Special Event!
Asteroidal Occultation by Asteroid Erigone (163) of the star Regulus

Location: Most areas within 35km of Kingston, from your own home if you can.

Time: 06:07UT Thursday 2014 March 20 (subtract 4 hours for EDT)
Star Magnitude 1.3, max duration 14.3 seconds.

We do not have a *formal* coordinated plan to observe this event, but encourage members and others to observe if at all possible and send us a copy of any results/data you may collect. Of extreme importance is: your exact location (GPS preferred); the exact time (shortwave WWV or CHU recorded in background with your voiceover of OFF! ON! preferred); and the duration of the event. Also of import is negative data (i.e. Regulus did not dim d own) with your observings times and location.
We will present findings at the May regular meeting.

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