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Guests are welcome at the South Island Sea Kayaking Association next Monthly Zoom meeting on May 26th. See below for details.
SISKA’s May Meeting is this Wednesday! Zoom Wed May 26th at 7 pm…
Come join us on Zoom on Wed May 26th at 7:00 pm for SISKA’s last meeting of the 2021 Spring/Summer schedule. Monthly meetings will resume in September, when hopefully we may once again be able to meet in person.
Our presenter is the University of Victoria astronomer Karun Thanjavur who recently presented to the Alpine Club of Victoria.
“As avid kayak afficionados, all of you cherish the awe-inspiring beauty of the wide-open ocean spaces during the day. At the same time, as night falls, back at camp on a beach after a great day amongst the waves, you are also privileged to enjoy the stunning beauty of the night skies, unpolluted by any light of civilization. As you lie back on the sand and take in this beauty overhead, here is a little guide to signpost the starry sky as your eyes wander through it. Since there is of course a Universe out there to explore, I will aim to at least touch up the highlights of our summer sky, and hope to motivate you to continue this celestial journey with some useful tools and public resources to take along.”
Born and raised in a small town in South India, Karun completed his education up to a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Karun’s life took a dramatic turn when he decided to leave his profession as an engineer in India to pursue teaching new skills to underprivileged youth in remote parts of Zambia, Africa. He later emigrated to Canada to pursue graduate studies first in Robotics, and later in Astrophysics After his PhD from U of Vic, he worked as a Resident Astronomer at CFHT in Hawaii for three years, before returning to U of Vic to accept a position as a senior lab instructor in astronomy.
Join Zoom Meeting
Wed May 26th at 7:00 pm
Meeting ID: 897 8238 6066
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