Friday 8pm we will have the next in our series of Understanding the Universe, an Introduction to Astronomy lectures by Alex Filipenko. This lecture will be number 35 in the series and is entitled "Comets - Gorgeous Primordial Snowballs". Comets are "dirty snowballs" from beyond the orbit of Neptune. As the approach the Sun, they begin to evaporate and produce gaseous tails. In 2005, a space probe impacted comet Tempel 1, revealing the nature of its interior.
Following the talk and supper, there will be viewing through the MBO telescopes (weather permitting). If you have a telescope and would like to know how to use it, or alternatively, would like to show it off to us, please bring it along.
Members' Night is on every Friday night commencing at 8PM (doors open 7:30PM). Guests are always welcome.
Please consider the neighbours and drive in quietly using low beam only, or better still, parking lights.