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New Meetup: The Discovery of Galaxies - illustrated talk

From: Gil
Sent on: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 8:21 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Vancouver Astronomy Meetup Group!

What: The Discovery of Galaxies & Observing the night sky (Free public event)

When: October 10,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: the VANCOUVER CENTRE of the ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY of CANADA
and the
ROUNDHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTRE
PRESENT

The Discovery of Galaxies


Friday, October 10, - 8:00 PM till 11:30 PM

Presentation and observing at:

Roundhouse Community Centre and David Lam Park
at 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, B.C.

Join the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada at the Roundhouse Community Centre on Friday, October 10 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM for an evening of celestial rumination.
At 8:00 PM the RASC will host an illustrated talk about "The discovery of galaxies" in the Multimedia Room at the Roundhouse Community Centre. This is the tale of how we came to know that the external galaxies were far away. As recently as 1920 the "great debate" put two groups of astronomers at odds over the distances to spiral nebulae. A large number of astronomers claimed the galaxies were small objects only slightly more distant than the features within the milky way galaxy.

Following the talk and weather permitting, members of the RASC will set up some of our telescopes in David Lam Park along the walk path adjacent to False Creek. Through these we invite you to observe our Venus, Jupiter and the Moon. There will also be many other Deep Sky objects that we should be able to locate with our equipment.


Admission to either of these activities is free

Learn more here:
http://astronomy.meetup.com/131/calendar/8828850/

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