Welcome to the Sudbury Astronomy Club Website!

We are a local club that gets together regularly for monthly astronomy talks (at our regular meetings on the first Friday of every month), enjoy regular star parties (at our observatory and local schools), and other local astronomy related events.

This website is to reach out to new people who may be interested in joining us in our events, and also to our current members to find information on upcoming events.

Feel free to contact us at any time for more information.

Below is a list of upcoming events.

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At our AGM in February, several points were raised that need further discussion. The biggest issue is our financial viability. Your executive wants to make sure that all members are properly informed of the details before any action is voted on. With that in mind, our intention is to present to the members at the APRIL meeting, all of the details and the options facing our club. In this way, the executive feel that all members will be properly informed in advance of a vote for a decision. Please be aware that only members in good standing who have paid their annual membership dues will be eligible to vote at the MAY meeting. During the JUNE meeting, the members will vote on a choice for meeting dates, those being the first Friday of the month or the second Friday of the month. This vote will then resolve this question for a period of 2 years. I will then publish a full calendar for next year’s meetings. The remaining dates for our meetings in our current year will be:
March 1
April 5
May 3
June 7


Pete Marshall , Vice President, Sudbury Astronomy Club

June Meeting / Pizza Night | Jun 7th

Join us on Friday for our final meeting of the season. It is also a pizza meeting, so come hungry.  It is also our final meeting as the SAC as we come back in September revitalized as RASC  – Sudbury Centre.

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You can see from the letter above that we are now officially known as RASC– Sudbury Centre, but the executive would like to assure you that the history and contributions of the Sudbury Astronomy Club will not be forgotten or minimized. If you are interested in becoming a member of RASC, reach out to either Pete Marshall or Robert Pothier and we will try to answer your questions. We will have more information in time for our September meeting. – Pete Marshall.

 

June Meeting Agenda
1) Greetings Robert Pothier
2) Vote on 1st or
2nd Fridays for
the next 2 years All Members
3) Observing Certificate Overview Pete Marshall
4) Vote for National Rep to RASC All Members
5) Tasks to accomplish by September Executive Members
6) Year End Pizza Meeting BREAK
7) Review of Star Parties requiring our help Linda
8) Darken the Dome and Summer Constellations Steve Dodson

When: Friday, June 7th
Where: Fraser Building, Doran Planetarium (Downstairs)*
Time: 7:30PM

* Those who are attending for the first time will find the Planetarium by taking the stairs to the left when using the main entrance to the Fraser Building.

SAC Newsletter June 2019

 

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May Meeting | VOTE DAY | May 3rd

We have a very important meeting this Friday which will dictate the future of the club. There will be a vote on wether the club remains as it is, or become a RASC Center.  Only members in good standing may vote and proxy forms have been distributed at the last meeting for those who cannot make it.

1) Greetings -  Robert Pothier
2) An Overview of RASC  – Randy Atwood,  Executive Director Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
3) The Vote All Current Members —Should the Sudbury Astronomy Club become RASC—Sudbury Center?
4) Break
5) Darken the Dome Linda and Steve
The Spring Constellations

When: Friday, May 3rd
Where: Fraser Building, Doran Planetarium (Downstairs)*
Time: 7:30PM

* Those who are attending for the first time will find the Planetarium by taking the stairs to the left when using the main entrance to the Fraser Building.

SAC Newsletter May 2019

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