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Star Party in Waterloo Park

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Star Party in Waterloo Park

earthThe Kitchener-Waterloo Centre is one of twenty-nine centres comprising the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – an organization dedicated to the advancement of Astronomy and allied sciences. The Kitchener-Waterloo Centre has been a member of the Society since 1980 and currently has over 100 members. The Kitchener-Waterloo Centre holds its monthly meeting on the second Friday of every month (except July and August) starting at 7:30 pm, in the Wilfrid Laurier University, Science Building, Lecture Hall 1001. The meetings usually have presentations from members on topics such as recent observation trips, astrophotography tips, techniques and results, and other areas of interest. They also have regular presentations on current Astronomy news, “What’s Up!” and “AstroBio”. Each month we have a special guest speaker who gives a more detailed presentation on a specific Astronomy topic.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Centre also has the Stargazing 101 group. This group meets on the fourth Friday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Zehrs Community Room, at the Zehrs – Laurentian Power Centre (Ottawa and Strasberg Streets). This group is more informal and emphasizes observing and introductory topics for new members. Monthly meetings include current members’ visual observations, any new items found or built by members and tips and techniques for observing. For the beginner this is the meeting to attend. This group also holds observation sessions and is more than willing to help new people learn about Astronomy. Members of the KW RASC receive the yearly Observer’s Handbook, the bi-monthly Journal, the Canadian Sky News magazine and the Club’s own quarterly Pulsar. Members can also borrow the club’s books and Astronomy equipment.

Where: Waterloo Park

When: October 16, 2010

Time: 7:00-10:30pm

Cost: FREE

For more information visit Astro Society

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