Guest Speakers
(in alphabetical order)  

     Dave Chapman

Dave XVII Chapman is a life-long amateur astronomer and long-standing member of RASC Halifax. He is primarily a visual observer, but has been known to take the odd astrophoto. He always has a lot of projects on the go, which you can learn about at

    Melody Hamilton

In 2010, Melody’s journey in astronomy began. Currently she serves on the RASC Observing Committee. She has received several of the RASC observing program certificates, most recently the new Double Stars Program. Melody and husband Bruce observe from their home in Litchfield under fairly dark skies.

    David Hoskin

David Hoskin joined the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Halifax Centre in 2018. He currently serves as Observing Chair and sits on the Centre’s Board of Directors. Although David enjoys all aspects of amateur astronomy, his passion is astrophotography, including solar imaging. He has earned RASC's Wide-Field, Solar System, and Deep-Sky Astro-Imaging Certificates, and is active in outreach activities. David posts his best astro-images on Twitter (@d_hoskin).

Tony Schellinck     Tony Schellinck

Tony, as an ardent supporter and promoter of astronomy observation using binoculars, developed the popular Ace Amateur Astronomer (AAA) Certificate program used in Halifax Centre. Tony has served on the Halifax Centre Board of Directors and as Nova Notes Editor 2015-2017. He has received numerous RASC observing awards, including the Messier Objects certificate (2016), Explore the Universe (2017), and all three Astro-Imaging Certificates in 2017 (Solar System, Wide Field and Deep Sky). He has also contributed articles to RASC publications. 
Chris is a long term member of the Halifax Centre interested in visual observing and the star stories of other cultures. He has served in various roles on the Board of Directors and with the Nova East Planning Committee. He can be seen on alternate months of the Centre's Members' Meeting providing interesting star stories.