RASC Victoria Centre Annual General Meeting 2011

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AGM and Dinner Meeting

Saturday, November 5, 2011
at the Cedar Hill Golf Course, 1400 Derby Road, Victoria, BC

 The reception area and dining room are up the stairs. There is an elevator if needed.

6:00pm - Drinks and Conversation - no host bar

6:30pm - Dinner

Menu: fixed sit-down meal.  You have a choice for the entrees:
bulletPepper Steak - prime tender steak charbroiled with fresh cracked pepper and topped with a soft green peppercorn Madagascar sauce, with potatoes & vegetables
bulletHalibut Duglere - fresh filet of Halibut topped with a creamy mushroom, shallot, caper and white wine sauce with rice & vegetables
bulletVegetarian option - please contact Lauri
bulletDinners include:
bulletWarm dinner rolls
bulletFresh garden salad
bulletChef's choice dessert
bulletTea or coffee

7:30pm - Speaker

Pulsating Variable Stars and The Kepler Space Telescope - Dr. Jim Nemec, Camosun College

The goal of the Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium Working Groups is to maximize the scientific return of the photometry coming down from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope'. We are all aware of the very exciting planet discoveries made by the Kepler Mission; however, great strides also are being made that are greatly improving our understanding of stellar evolution. This talk will review some of these new results, in particular recent results on RR Lyrae stars and Cepheids.

Bio: "Dr. Nemec received his Ph.D. in 1984 from the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington. After postdocs at Caltech and UBC, and visiting faculty positions at Washington State University, the University of Washington and Caltech, he was invited in 1997 to establish university-transfer Astronomy courses at Camosun College in Victoria, where he continues to teach Physics and Astronomy courses and conduct research on stellar evolution. He is a member of three Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium (http://astro.phys.au.dk/KASC) Working Groups (RR Lyrae stars, Cepheids, delta Scuti stars)."

8:30pm-9:30pm - Annual General Meeting Agenda

  1. Call to order

  2. Minutes of 2010 Annual General Meeting

  3. Secretary�s Annual Report

  4. 2011 Financial Report

  5. National Representative Report

  6. President's Message

  7. Awards

    1. Volunteer Appreciation Certificates

    2. Excellence in Astrophotography

    3. Newton-Ball Award

  8. Election of officers - Call for nominations for the 2012 Victoria Centre Executive and Council

  9. New business from the floor

  10. Door prizes

  11. Adjournment


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