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August 2018 Monthly Meeting
August 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The monthly gathering of the Winnipeg RASC. This meeting is free to attend and open to anyone! Note that the date is August 3rd instead of August 10th due to a Blue Bombers game.
- Beginner’s Session – Optical Filters
- 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 – Astronomer Profiles
Join us for a joint presentation to be given by a few of our club members! They’ll be talking about how they got into the hobby, what their favourite thing to look at through a telescope is, and what inspires them to keep going with astronomy.
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.