The Voyages of Nicolas de Lacaille

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Join us this Friday November 12 for our November members meeting. This month we have Simon Poole who will discuss “The voyages of Nicolas de Lacaille”, the 18th century French astronomer who catalogued almost 10,000 southern stars and named 14 southern constellations, including Fornax, Mensa, Octans, Pictor and Telescopium. 

Simon was a first VP of the RASC (and president of the Calgary Centre) and an advocate of outreach and inclusion in astronomy.

And of course, we will also have an installment of The Sky This Month, with Matthew Mannering to guide us through the November sky.  

And as always we will have door prizes to hand out for club members!

This will be an online Zoom meeting and all members are invited to join in and enjoy the presentations. Alternatively you can view it on our YouTube channel here.

We hope to “see” you there!

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