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February 2018 Monthly Meeting

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The monthly gathering of the Winnipeg RASC. This meeting is free to attend and open to anyone!

Meeting Agenda

  • Beginner’s Session – Black Holes
  • Announcements
  • Mobile App Review – Kris Keller gives us his take on a mobile app for astronomy
  • 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 – X-Ray Observations of Pulsar Wind Nebulae

Featured Presentation

Benson Guest, a PhD student from the University of Manitoba will be giving us a talk titled: X-Ray Observations of Pulsar Wind Nebulae

About the Speaker

Benson Guest did his undergrad at the U of M and is currently a PhD student with Dr. Safi-Harb. He’s a TA for the first year astronomy courses and for his research is using data from a few different x-ray observing satellites to study pulsar wind nebulae. These are bubbles blown by rapidly rotating neutron stars which form from the collapsed cores of massive stars.


February 9
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Robert B. Schultz Lecture Theatre
92 Dysart Road, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M7 Canada



Regular Events

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.