President's Message - March 2010

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By John McDonald

I have been looking over my log books recently - I am on book 4 now with most of the entries reflecting my learning curve since joining Victoria Centre. Like most people who get into amateur astronomy I needed a lot of help to get started and am grateful to many members of the Centre for pointing me in good directions. The friendly and helpful spirit is still evident so if you are new to the Centre don't hesitate to ask for help. There are no dumb questions and all of us have been through the learning curve. Astronomy Caf� is a good place to ask questions and help is always available.

This month if the skies allow Nelson Walker will lead us in another Messier Marathon event. Don't miss it what ever your skill set is. It is challenging for the experienced to get all the objects in one night, but anyone can with a bit of help can get quite a few, and you will learn a great deal about the sky by participating. See you there.

Finally, a reminder that Light Pollution Abatement is our focus this year and you are welcome to join the LPA group if you are interested in helping. Just send me a message indicating your area of interest.

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