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March 2018 Meeting

Saturday, March 10, 7 p.m.
Avonport, 475 Bluff Road
Speaker: Bill Sproul

Topic: The Sun – Its Effect on Radio Communications

Civilization was radically transformed by radio technology in the 20th century, and the Sun is responsible in many ways for the behavior of radio waves. My presentation will discuss the effects of the Sun on radio propagation, beginning with a brief discussion on the Sun, followed by a more detailed discussion on solar phenomena and their effects on radio.

Bill Sproul is an amateur astronomer, electronics enthusiast, and licensed amateur radio operator (call sign VA1BIL). He operates a high frequency radio station and has made contacts with other amateur radio stations around the world.

Nova East 2014

The annual observing, talking, gathering, camping weekend will again take place at Smiley’s Provincial Park in Hants County. This year it on the weekend of 22 August to 24 August.

You can see the details and register at the website

Nova East 2012

Friday 17th, Saturday 18th, Sunday morning 19th – August 2012

The weekend gathering of amateur astronomers of the Maritimes will take place this year in Smiley’s Provincial Park.

  • Telescopes
  • Observing
  • Talks
  • Field Trips
  • Camping
  • Dining

Details are available on the Nova East Website

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