Friday, September 17
Rothney Observatory ROAD TRIP
5:30 pm Departure from: Spruce Cliff Community Center
6:30 – 6:45 Arrival at Rothney Astrophysical Observatory
7:00 Presentation by Jennifer Howse
8:15 Observing, viewing and touring of telescopes, interpretive centre
9:15 pm Outside the building observing on our own
Please be on time. Bring very warm clothes, blankets, lawnchairs, flashlights, cameras, telescopes, snacks, dowsing tools, and whatever else you think you need.
Presentation in the Interpretive Centre by Jennifer Howse, Education Specialist at the observatory. She will be speaking on Blackfoot Astronomy and history of astronomical activity in foothills of Alberta. Then an exploration of new research, specifically searching for planets orbiting distant stars. We will then tour the telescopes and the observatory.
Weather permitting we observe the sky with the large telescopes. In the sky on this evening are Jupiter and Uranus. Program begins at 7:00 pm. sunset 7:45, observing by 8:15, waxing moon, viewing Uranus, Jupiter this includes a presentation in the interpretive centre, tour of the telescopes and observing (weather permitting).
Then for those who are brave and curious, we can hang out a bit longer and try watching out for UFO’s. This would be a prime spot as it is dark and high on a hill. You will need to dress very warm, bring a small flashlight, your own binoculars or telescopes, lawn chair or sleeping bag, and a lot of patience as it takes time to spot a UFO!
$20.00 for non-members. Members are FREE!
Please – if you can share your vehicle and offer someone a ride, sign in at the desk.
Information: Call Merope 403-217-2702
Please Join Us!
September 8, 2010
Dowsing Lesson, Practice Session and Communication
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Presentation begins promptly at 7:00
Members $5.00 Guests $8.00
Location: Spruce Cliff Community Center – 608 Poplar Road SW
Bow Trail to the 33rd St – Spruce Drive traffic lights, then north on Spruce Drive to the Spruce Cliff Shopping Center and the Community Hall is at the SW corner.
Please bring a guest!
Wednesday, September 8
Roger Joyeux, author of The Story of Light.
Pluto and the Plutoids—It’s a Rock Band!
As a prelude to the Calgary Dowsers Road Trip to the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, Roger Joyeux will be presenting on related inter-planetary topics from his new book, The Story of Light, Through Heaven’s Gate. Because the observatory is speaking on planets orbiting distant stars, as well as, viewing Jupiter and Uranus, Roger will explain how Jupiter and Uranus work to bring divine light into our Solar System. He will also explain the light transfer functions of Pluto and the Plutoids of the Kuiper Belt at the edge of our Solar System. Designed to take your mind far out!
In lieu of this presentation, Roger is posting an audio reading excerpt from his book on Uranus on his audio page at http://www.thestoryoflight.com/audio.php.
For Roger’s bio and book info go to http://www.thestoryoflight.com.
Friday, September 17 – ROAD TRIP to the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory
Join us for a fascinating evening at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory. A University of Calgary research facility; the observatory has been the centre for astronomical research in Southern Alberta for the
past forty years. On Friday, September 17, we will start with a presentation in the Interpretive Centre by Jennifer Howse, Education Specialist at the Observatory.
She will be speaking on Blackfoot Astronomy and history of astronomical activity in foothills of Alberta. Then an exploration of new research, specifically searching for planets orbiting distant stars. We will then tour the telescopes and the observatory.
Weather permitting we will observe the night sky with the large telescopes. In the sky on this evening are Jupiter and Uranus.
Program begins at 7:00 pm. Sunset 7:45, observing by 8:15, waxing moon, viewing Uranus, Jupiter this includes a presentation in our the interpretive centre, tour of the telescopes and observing (weather permitting).
Then for those who are brave and curious, we can hang out a bit longer and try watching out for UFO’s. This would be a prime spot as it is dark and high on a hill. You will need to dress very warm, bring a small flashlight, a lawn chair or sleeping bag, your own binoculars and a lot of patience as it takes time to spot a UFO!
MEMBERS of the Canadian Society of Questers, (we are a Chapter) will have this evening gifted to them by your local Chapter (the Calgary Dowsers). Value $20.00 !!!! Non- members must pay $20.00 to attend this evening. Membership is only $30.00 per year. Obviously this is the opportune time to buy or update your annual membership.
There is limited space available so please get your space reserved as soon as possible. Memberships and tickets for the evening of September 17 will be available at the August and September meetings.
We need to car pool, and there will be a sign-up sheet for those who will drive and for those who need a ride.
We leave Calgary at 5:45. It is approximately a ¾ to one-hour drive to the Observatory. Gathering place is at the Spruce Cliff Community Centre. Once you are assigned to your driver, you and your driver must make your own arrangements. For instance, if you want to stay late and your driver wants to leave early you must make other arrangements.
Attached are few pictures to raise your curiosity!
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.”
Feel free to share and pass on this information. New members and guests are always welcome at our monthly meetings!
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Be sure you check out the upcoming Fall Conference in Salmon Arm, B.C. The line-up of Speakers is STUNNING!!
The Canadian Society of Questers.
The Canadian Society of Questers fall conference “THE POWER OF HEART”
is being held September 24,25,26,27, 2010
Prestige Harbourfront Resort and Convention Centre
251 Harbourfront N.E., Salmon Arm, BC
For information regarding speakers, workshops, prices, accommodations, etc. go to www.questers.ca.
You can download the registration form from this site.
Register before Sept. 1 for the lowest rates.
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