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Wednesday, November 23rd, Sharon Odell
Dominion Observatory

It's about time. The Dominion Observatory is near the North edge of the Experimental Farm, just off Maple Drive and a few metres from Carling Avenue. It opened in 1905 and operated until 1970. Its 15 inch (35 cm) refracting telescope is the largest refracting telescope ever installed in Canada (Wikipedia).

Sharon Odell will tell us why this building was constructed (1902-5), what it is today and how one of the astronomers, Mary Grey, saved the heritage architecture of the building and the scientific instruments it contained.

Sharon has a twenty-six-year career in museology at municipal, provincial, and national level museums; as a mentor she presently sits on an Algonquin College advisory committee for Applied Museum Studies. She holds an M.A. in Art History from Carleton University, and specializes in research on art, architecture, and the history of women in science, with presentations to Canadian wide audiences, as a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

December 14th ( * * 2nd Wednesday * * )

Merry Christmas!

Please join us on December 14th for our Christmas luncheon.

We will start the meeting with some socializing and coffee at 9:30 then follow that with Bernie Coughlin and a sing-a-long at 10:00. Around 11:00 to 11:30 we will have our luncheon of sandwiches, fruit punch and treats.

Pastor Denise Allen-Macartney will say a few words and we might even have a surprise or two.

We will take a show of hands at our November meeting to get an idea of how many will be attending. If you can't make that meeting but are intending to come to our luncheon, please call Bernetta Starkey at 343-572-7448 or by email at bernettastarkey1@gmail.com to confirm your attendance.

. . . and a Happy New Year!

January 25th, Billings Estate & Family

Stay Safe!

Johnson Insurance

We have added a link to the Johnson Insurance web site (see "Links" page).
Johnson provides competitive rates for Probus members for all kinds of insurance, particularly travel insurance.

Guests and Visitors from other Clubs are welcome.

We are a 'Combined' Club. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month (except December - 2nd Wednesday). Meetings begin at 10:00 with a few minutes of announcements and then a speaker. Members start to arrive about 9:30 for coffee, cookies and chat (tea, Tim-bits and talk).

Meetings are at:

Gloucester Presbyterian Church
91 Pike Street
Ottawa K1T 3J6

Pike Street runs north from Hunt Club just west of Conroy. The church is at the corner of Lorry Greenberg and Pike. The parking lot entrance is off Pike.


 PROBUS' Vital Purpose

... to stimulate thought, interest and participation in activities at a time in life when it is easy to become complacent and self-centred.

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