ASTEROID TO BUZZ EARTH THIS WEEK

Space Weather News for Oct. 10, 2017
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ASTEROID TO BUZZ EARTH THIS WEEK: Four years ago, a house-sized asteroid tore through the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, Russia, and exploded.  Shock waves shattered windows and knocked down onlookers as fragments of the disintegrating space rock peppered the Ural countryside. This week an asteroid about the same size is approaching Earth. It will not hit our planet, but it’s coming very close. On Oct. 12, 2017, the speeding space rock, named “2012 TC4,” will skim just above the zone of Earth’s geosynchronous communications satellites and briefly become a target for amateur telescopes. Learn more about the flyby on today’s edition of Spaceweather.com.

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Above: An artist’s concept of asteroid 2012 TC4 flying past Earth on Oct. 12, 2017.

October Impulse now on line

October’s Impulse is now available from our website, CLICK HERE.

We have a meeting coming up on the 15th.  Your attendance is important because we will be planning the November book/craft fair event, and also the programming for 2018.

NEXT CLUB MEETING IS THIS WEEKEND
Sunday, October 15
12:00PM-5:00PM
Grand Salon, Hôtel Espresso, 1005 Guy St. , Downtown Montreal
MEETING THEME: Halloween approaches! Don your favourite ghoulish costume, or carve a Jack-O-Lantern for the display table!

SUNDAY SCI-FI CINEMA MATINÉE   In keeping with the topic of this afternoon’s lead presentation, we offer a choice of films featuring Victorian characters and settings!

THE SCIENTIFIC ROMANCE: The so-called scientific romances of the 19th century (and earlier)—often repurposed today as Steampunk—are what science fiction stories were called before the term science fiction was coined. We examine our favourite Genre from this Victorian perspective.

Planning the November book sale / craft fair

BRAINSTORMING SESSION FOR 2018: We open planning for 2018 with this preliminary brainstorming session, in which we’ll collect ideas for presentations, panels, and workshops for next year’s MonSFFA meeting schedule. Come prepared with a few proposals! Your suggestions, MonSFFen, are encouraged and welcome!

NEXT MEETING: November 12
Book and Craft Sale