RASC Vancouver Monthly Meeting

The October meeting will be in room C9001 at the Burnaby campus of Simon Fraser University.  The room is located along the south concourse of the Academic Quadrangle, near the southwest corner (see map link above).


THE EVER-NEWER SOLAR SYSTEM

an illustrated talk by Eric Dunn


The Golden Age of planetary exploration is well underway.  Studies from terrestrial observatories & visits by spacecraft continue to reveal amazing things about Earth and its cosmic siblings.  Much of what we thought we knew about the solar system turns out to be wrong, & the reality turns out to be stranger, more complex & more weirdly beautiful than we had imagined.  Find out what's new in this wide-ranging talk that takes in the latest results from Mercury, Mars, the asteroid belt, the Saturn system & beyond, including the change in perspective we gain from surveying the planetary systems of other stars.



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  • Scott M.

    Thanks for coming on short notice, Eric. Fantastic presentation on our own solar system! I had a good sky in Kelowna last night so I spent some extra time on Jupiter and the Galilean moons.

    October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, the latest info on our solar System, will be nice if it continue with the this theme decoding it , analyzing it, and coming up with hypothesis about livable and existence of humanoids on ourplanets and near by Solar Systems planets...
    ,

    October 11, 2013

  • Michelle M.

    Really enjoyable talk packed with new information that I hadn't heard before!

    October 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fascinating! Great presentation. Thanks Eric!

    October 11, 2013

  • J.Karl M.

    Eric gave an informative talk about some of the latest developments in the solar system, using his usual excellent presentation skills. Well done, Eric.

    October 11, 2013

  • Neil L.

    That was a spectacular meeting! Thank you - that was excellent presentation. And I won the draw - R.A.S.C toque!

    October 11, 2013

  • Carole

    Me too I m sick, very too bad

    October 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    October 10, 2013

  • Michael L.

    Sorry, getting over a cold.

    October 10, 2013

  • ARIEL C.

    Hello
    My name is Ariel Corridor, I'm a writer and I was student of Astronomy in Argentina, for many years I have been amateur astronomer and now I'm writing. I'm living in Vancouver and I have the need to be in touch with people who live with the same passion for astronomy and science, I have been communicator and feel the need to contribute to raising human thinking from the position in which I find .
    I would love to visit and participate in any meeting if possible.
    many Thanks
    Best Regards
    Ariel

    October 3, 2013

    • J.Karl M.

      You're welcome to come, the meeting is open to the public. Attendance is free.

      October 10, 2013

  • Cole D.

    is there a location decided yet?

    October 3, 2013

  • Angela S

    Any idea who the speaker and topic is yet?

    September 18, 2013

    • Suzanna N.

      Hi Angela. Our speaker cancelled. We are currently working on a replacement. We will post as soon as we have details finalized.

      1 · September 18, 2013

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