Bulletin 2015 Nov

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President's Corner

Read the President's Corner message excerpted from the October Journal at www.rasc.ca/presidents-corner

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The homopolar generator

 

In principle a homopolar generator consists of a conducting disc spinning about an axis in a magnetic field parallel to axis. When the spinning disc stopped suddenly, all its kinetic energy can be used to generate large current surges.

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The Sky This Month - October 2015

The Swan and the Fox

Step outside on these cool autumn nights about an hour after sunset and look up. Cygnus the Swan also known as the Northern Cross is well positioned overhead and easily recognized. The faint glow of the Milky Way is the collective glow of millions of stars too dim to be distinguished individually by the human eye. This stellar cloud of stars is perfectly positioned along the long neck of the swan which is the perfect guide when attempting to glimpse the galactic arms of our Milky Way Galaxy from light polluted suburban skies.

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Bulletin 2015 Oct

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Structure of atmosphere

The Troposphere, the region of weather, extends from the ground to height of 10-12 km. in our lattitudes and to about 18 km.

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Mt. Holyoke College

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Canada AM interviews Exec Director Randy Attwood about upcoming lunar eclipse

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Deep-Sky Challenge Certificate - Nelson Walker

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RASC Centres host Lunar Eclipse Observing Events

During the upcoming Total Lunar Eclipse on Sunday September 27, various RASC centres will be running public observing sessions. If the weather cooperates, telescopes will be set up at various sites across the country to provide views of the eclipse to members of the public. RASC members will be there to operate the telescopes and answer questions about the eclipse.

Calgary - Calgary Centre has events at the Calgary Canoe Club, Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park , Elliston Park, AllStar Telescope and at the Vulcan Trek Centre.

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