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 Spencer Smith Park in Burlington @ 2PM- dark
Kingston ...
Kitchener-Waterloo ...
London ...
Mississauga Mississauga Centre http://mississauga.rasc.ca/
Riverwood Conservancy
8:00 pm to 11:30 pm
CF de Montreal  
Montreal Public Star Party Doors Open: 7:30PM Presentation: “Where Are You Looking”
8PM Public Observing (Weather Permitting) after the presentation
Location: Conservations Centre, Morgan Arboretum:
150 Chemin des Pins, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9
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 Saskatoon Centre: 10am - 3pm 2323 8th St E. Saskatoon, SK. S7J2P7
Sunshine Coast ...
St. John's St. John’s Centre http://www.stjohnsrasc.ca/
Butter Post Star Party
Thunder Bay ...
Toronto ...
Vancouver
Selvey Park
27000 106th Avenue
Maple Ridge, BC
 
9:00 am to late
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

Fédération des astronomes amateurs du Québec

 
Longueuil Société d'astronomie de la Montérégie   www.astrosamo.org
Mont-Tremblant Club d'astronomie mont-tremblant  http://www.faaq.org/clubs/mont-tremblant/
Québec Cassiopée  https://sites.google.com/site/clubcassiopee/
St-Félicien Club d'astronomie les Borealides du Lac Saint-Jean Ouest   http://www.clublesborealides.com/
Montréal SAPM   http://www.sapm.qc.ca/
Boisbriand Club d'Astronomie de Boisbriand    http://astroboisbriand.ca/
Lanaudière Observateurs du ciel de Lanaudière   http://cieldelanaudiere.ca/
Val-bélair Club d'astronomie Io de Val-bélair   http://www.clubdastronomie-io.org/
St-Pierre-de-la-rivière-du-sud Club d'astronomie le ciel étoilé de St-Pierre-de-la-rivière-du-sud   https://sites.google.com/site/clubdastronomiedestpierre/home
Sherbrooke Club des astronomes amateurs de Sherbrooke   http://www.caas.sherbrooke.qc.ca/
Saguenay club d'astronomie Sirius du Saguenay   http://www.astrosurf.com/clubsirius/   
Outaouais Regroupement des astronomes amateurs de l'Outaouais québecois   http://www.raaoq.org/
Lanaudière Vagabonds du ciel de Lanaudière   http://www.raaoq.org/
Lévis Club MARS de Lévis   http://clubmars.ca/
Bas-St-Laurent Club d'astronomie du KRTB  https://www.facebook.com/clubastrokrtb
Rimouski Club d'astronomie de Rimouski   http://www.faaq.org/clubs/rimouski/index.htm
Laval Club des astronomes amateurs de Laval   http://www.astronomielaval.org/
Drummondville Club astronomie Drummondville   http://www.astrosurf.com/cadi/
Abitibi-Témiscamingue Association des Astronomes Amateurs de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue  http://www.faaq.org/clubs/aaaat/
Mascouche Club Astronomie des Moulins INC.  http://www.club-astronomie.org/
Other Astronomy Organizations  
Brandon

The Brandon and Area Astronomical Society will host an event at Spruce Woods Provincial Park.   The observing will start at dusk following a presentation about Dark Sky Preserve plans for the park.  Further information will be on our website and Facebook page.

Spruce Woods Provincial Park is located on Highway 5 south of Carberry

http://brandonastronomical.wixsite.com/brandonastronomical

 

 

 

 

Author: 
WMacDonald
Last modified: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 3:45pm