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December RASC Meeting: AGM and Meteors | Fri 7 Dec PDF Print E-mail

December RASC meeting 

Date:    December 7, 2018

Time:    8:00 - 10:30 PM
Place:  SMU, Burke Building, Theatre B



Annual General Meeting

Our annual review of all the fun we had, plus election of the 2019 Council


 "Roar of the Dragon!"

Paul Gray

Each year Earth encounters a stream of meteroids left behind by comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner. Most years the result is a minor meteor shower but on several occasions in the last century there have been outburst with ZHR's in the 100's to 1000's of meteors seen visually. In 2018 several predictions were for a possible outburst and Nova Scotia was lucky to be clear for the best part of the evening and had a front row seat that rewarded those who went out to watch. This mini talk will discuss the a bit of the history and what was observed this year.


Treats will be provided for the social time that follows the meeting.



Burke-Gaffney Observatory Public Open Houses - Friday Nights PDF Print E-mail

Join us for a peek through the telescope at Saint Mary's University's Burke-Gaffney Observatory.

Detailed information about our FREE Public Open Houses is here.

The list of upcoming open houses and how to reserve tickets is here.

Any other information can be obtained by contacting Dave Lane, Observatory Director.

We also offer private tours for organized groups of people. Details are here.