Potpourri meetings feature a series of short presentations on various astronomy and space topics given by members of the Mississauga Centre. The meeting is open to the public and is free. The meeting will be held from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus, in lecture hall SE2082 in the William Davis Building.
Enter off of Mississauga Road. Park in lot 4 or in the parkade across from the fitness centre south of the
Davis Building. Enter through the Fitness centre, walk up the stairs until you reach the main corridor then turn right. (If you need an elevator, follow the corridor to the right of the stairs, then go up to the main floor.) Look for the Mississauga Centre sign in front of the lecture room.
Host: John Golla
Ken Knox (NYAA): Starfest 2015 Preview
Mohammad Saban: CERN LHC.
** Break **
Randy Attwood: RASC HQ update / Pluto flyby.
$$$ Auction (Conducted by Simon): Members will have the opportunity to sell astronomy equipment and related items that they no longer need. Anybody can buy. (See details below).
If you are a member and would like to make a presentation at an upcoming meeting, please contact one of our potpourri meetings coordinators: John Marchese, Stephen Mallia, John Golla or Chris Malicki – MEMMTG@mississauga.rasc.ca.
After the meeting, join us at at a local watering hole (location announced during the meeting) for more fun!
Auction Rules and Procedures.
Only Members in good standing may contribute lots.
Each lot must have a tag with the member’s name and a description of the item and a reserve bid
Only 15 lots will be allowed per meeting, Members are encouraged to bring one or two lots, where the second lot will be added to the auction if space allows.
Members, visitors and guests may contribute items to the auction that are donated to the Centre, all proceeds will be to the benefit of the Centre.
All persons present at the meeting where an auction takes place may bid on items including councilors and the auctioneer.
Minimum bid starts at $0.50 with increments of $0.50, up to $5.00.
The next level starts at $5.00 with increments of $1.00, up to $10.00.
The next level starts at $10.00 with increments of $2.00, up to $50.00.
The next level starts at $50.00 with increments of $5.00, up to $100.00.
The next level starts at $100.00 with increments of $10.00, up to $250.00.
After $250.00 the auctioneer will set the increment discretionary.
Cut bids will only be allowed once.
Once a lot is won, it must be settled with the treasurer at once.
Members will receive their settlement at the end of the evening less a 10% commission to the Centre.