Our banquet will take place on Sunday evening, 2014-07-06, at the Stoneridge Inn which is conveniently located at the freeway junction with Highway 401 and Highway 4, SW of London.
Cost is $40 per person, or $75 per couple, where a couple is defined as any two consenting humans who pay for their ticket together. Please post on the forums before July 2 or PM Peter Jedicke to reserve a seat.
We will gather at 18:00. Parking is free. Dress is casual. There will be no bar in our banquet room, but you are welcome to go to the main bar in Pasto's Restaurant to get a drink and bring it to the banquet room.
Our dinner will be a Tex Mex Buffet, including:
Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onion, Feta Salad
Grilled Chicken, Peppers, Onions, Guacamole, Cheddar Cheese, Salsa, Sour Cream
Warm Soft Tortillas, Spanish Rice
Dessert, Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks
Our Guest of Honor will be Dr. Robert Jedicke of the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy. Robert is a Life Member of the RASC and a graduate of Western University as well as a former starter at Left Tackle for the Western Mustangs.
Robert's topic will be "Earth's Mini-Moons"
Think Earth has just one Moon? Actually, Earth is surrounded by a cloud of temporarily captured natural satellites that we call minimoons. Each one typically remains in the Earth-Moon system for about nine months and the largest in orbit at any time is about two meters in diameter. They may be small but they are close, and are natural stepping stones on our path to planetary exploration and asteroid mining.