President's Message - October 2011

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by Lauri Roche

This is a short note this month to invite all our members to join in a variety of activities coming up this fall. If you haven�t been out to a night sky viewing of some kind or joined in some of our events, this is the time to do so. This newsletter lets you know about some of them. By the time you read this, the International Observe the Moon Night will have been held at Cattle Point. If we were clouded out then I hope you checked on our website for other events being held around the world in honour of our nearest natural satellite.

Our next general meeting on the 12th at UVIC is showcasing some our members� far flung excursions and explorations as well as thoughts about lighting closer to home. Come and browse in our library in the fourth floor lounge or the Elliott building at the end of the meeting when you join us for coffee and conversation.

We would also like to invite you to our Annual General Meeting & Dinner at the Cedar Hill Golf Course on November 5th starting at 6 pm. It is always fun to sit down with friends, get acquainted with new members, indulge in a delicious served dinner, and listen to an engaging speaker. This year we are welcoming one of our own members, Jim Nemec, from Camosun College to give our presentation. Be prepared for prizes and surprises as well. Please contact me to let me know you are coming and to choose your preferred entr�e.  We hope to see you there.

There are lots of other occasions to participate as well: Astronomy Caf� at Fairfield Community Centre on Monday evenings, Saturday evening sessions at the Victoria Centre Observatory (check with Sherry Buttnor, our 2nd VP about becoming an Active Observer first, if you have not already done so) and new member observing sessions with Sid Sidhu out in the Highlands at certain times during the month. There are also some school star parties coming up that you could help out
with. You are always welcome to join in to whatever types of activities and events that interest you. Let us know what you would like to do and we will see if we can make it happen.

Hope to see you out with us soon.   

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