National Star Party – Saturday July 29, 2017

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday since Confederation, the RASC and the Fédération des Astronomes Amateurs du Québec (FAAQ) are sponsoring a first – a National Star Party.

On Saturday, July 29, 2017, astronomy clubs from coast to coast to coast - will hold public star parties for the Canadian public at the same time. If it is clear, visitors will be able to observe a first quarter Moon and the planets Saturn and Jupiter. Even the International Space Station will make a pass or two that night. A handout specific to what is in the sky that night will be prepared and available for download and printing.

We hope that we can make this first National Star Party a success and bring astronomy to thousands of Canadians.

Here is a list of RASC Centres and other amateur astronomy organizations which are participating in this National Star Party.

Belleville ...
Calgary ...
Edmonton Edmonton Centre – RASC
TELUS World of Science
Halifax Halifax Centre RASC http://halifax.rasc.ca/ne/
Nova East Star Party
Smileys Provincial Park
Hamilton ...
Kingston ...
Kitchener-Waterloo ...
London ...
Mississauga Mississauga Centre http://mississauga.rasc.ca/
Riverwood Conservancy
8:00 pm to 11:30 pm
CF de Montreal  
Montreal ...
New Brunswick New Brunswick Centre RASC - www.nb.rasc.ca/meetinginformation.html
Camping Observing Weekend and Summer Stargaze
Mactaquac Provincial Park
Niagara Centre RASC (npca.ca/conservationareas/chippawa-creek) Chippawa Creek Conservation Area
Wellandport
Okanagan ...
Ottawa ...
Prince George ...
Quebec ...
Regina ...
Sarnia ...
Saskatoon ...
Sunshine Coast ...
St. John's St. John’s Centre http://www.stjohnsrasc.ca/
Butter Post Star Party
Thunder Bay ...
Toronto ...
Vancouver ...
Victoria Centre RASC RASCals Star Party Metchosin (https://victoria.rasc.ca/events/rascals-star-party/)
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
(www.observatoryhill.org/content/events).
The event at Metchosin municipal grounds, on Happy Valley Road, includes afternoon solar observing and workshops. Note that there is limited attendance for the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory event, so book your FREE ticket in advance.
Winnipeg ...
Windsor ...
Yukon ...xxx
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WMacDonald
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:45am