Victoria Centre AGM & Dinner - Nov 15, 2008

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Annual General Meeting and Dinner

Saturday, November 15, 2008
held at the Gorge Vale Golf Club
1005 Craigflower Road, Victoria, BC

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parkes observatoryLIFE AT THE TOP, or Tales from telescope mountains - Dr. Jasper Wall, UBC Physics and Astronomy

What's it really like at major observatories? I have been to many, seen many telescope mountains, and have lived the mountain life in more than one guise. I'll try to convey the flavour of a few of these places, relating some of the bizarre experiences along the way. These stories will include a brief account of my role in Apollo 11 and 12; I was part of the team at the Parkes telescope which was prime station for the moon landing, and I was in the control room when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon.

Jasper Wall biography (link to UBC website)


  1. Call to order

  2. Minutes of 2007 Annual General Meeting

  3. Secretary�s Annual Report

  4. Financial Report

  5. National Representative Report

  6. Awards

    1. Volunteer Appreciation Certificate

    2. Excellence in Astrophotography

    3. Newton-Ball Award

  7. Outgoing President's Message

  8. Election of officers

  9. Door Prizes

  10. New business from the floor

  11. Incoming President's Message

  12. Adjournment


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