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January 2019 Monthly Meeting
January 11 @ 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 – Accessorizing and Using a New Telescope
- 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
- Elections – The Winnipeg RASC elects a new council
- Refreshment break
- Featured Presentation – The Dark Universe
Join us as Michelle Boyce gives us deep look into dark matter and dark energy.
About the Speaker
Michelle Boyce works in the Active Galactic Nuclei group at U of M. She has a keen interest and fairly deep knowledge of astronomy (from telescope making to cosmology), a background in Nuclear and Particle physics, with industrial work experience.
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.