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April 2018 Monthly Meeting
April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The monthly gathering of the Winnipeg RASC. This meeting is free to attend and open to anyone!
- Beginner’s Session – Star Charts & Catalogues
- What’s Up? – An overview of what you can see in the current night sky
- What’s New? – News stories from the science of astronomy
- Refreshment break
- Featured Presentation – The Copernican Revolution
Join us as Gerry Smerchanski gives us an examination of the people and events that led to the emancipation of science and the adoption of the heliocentric theory in astronomy. The impact of this historical event, which has become the defining example of science in action and the scientific method, will also be examined.
Every second Friday of the month, we host our monthly meetings. They are free and open for all to attend, and are located in the Robert Schultz Lecture Theatre at St. John’s College in the U of M.
Meetings start at 7pm with our Beginner’s talk, which are designed for novice astronomers who are just beginning in the hobby. Then, we have updates on the latest astronomical news, and also discuss what is up to observe in the night sky that month. The main talk typically runs from 9pm to 10pm, where we have a variety of guest speakers who share their knowledge and expertise of astronomy.
Near the end of each summer, the Winnipeg RASC holds its annual Spruce Woods Star Party, held at Spruce Woods Provincial Park near Carberry, Manitoba. All current RASC members are welcome to join for a weekend of astronomy workshops and long nights of observing.