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KAON Ellis Hall Observatory Open House

The KAON (Kingston Astronomy Outreach Network) Queen's University Ellis Hall Observatory  Open House:
This is your monthly reminder of the Open House this Saturday 2019 October 12th starting at 7:30 pm in the Ellis Hall Auditorium
This month's talk will be given by Ingrida Semenec from Queen's University on the "Ghostly Journey from the Center of the Earth ".
She is using the repurposed Nobel Prize winning underground experiment at SNOLAB to learn about the insides of the Earth!
Parking is free after 5 p.m. on the Mackintosh-Corry Parking Lot nearby (access from Union Street near Frontenac St).
Observing Activities: View planets, stars, nebulae and galaxies in our 14-inch dome telescope. Peruse our outdoor observing deck with several telescopes and high power binoculars, touring Kingston's night sky.  

As always, feel free to bring your own telescopes and binoculars, and to discuss your questions and findings with graduate students at Queen's and the awesome people from RASC!
The forecast is calling for partly cloudy with a chance of light showers on Saturday night, let's hope the forecast improves through the week. Saturn, The Andromeda Galaxy, The Ring Nebula, and the Hercules Cluster will all be visible, so lets hope for good weather!

Check out our Facebook page at:
Here are some other exciting events coming up:
The next open house on November 9th will be the yearly Dark Matter Day! We will let you know more closer to the date on our website and facebook page (you can also see here). For those who couldn't get tickets last year, we have updated the system and there will now be no limit to ticket registration, everyone is invited!
Astronomy on Tap will be running again on October 23rd at the Kingston Brewing Company, click here to learn more.
The McDonald Institute is running regular tours that you can learn about by clicking here.
The McDonald Institute will be running an IGnight lecture on October 16th.
The PyaR tutorial sessions can be found at this link and are designed to help high school students learn programing by seeing the behind-the-scenes code from a real published paper!
Hope to see you there on Saturday!

Connor and Nik

Cost: FREE! 

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 19:30 to 21:30

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