CANCELLED: Kouchibouguac Fall Star Fest

Due to COVID-19 situation, the Kouchibouguac Fall Star Fest is CANCELLED for 2020.
En raison de la situation avec le COVID-19, le Gala des étoiles de l’automne à Kouchibouguac est ANNULÉ pour 2020.

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SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Fundy Park Stargaze

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, star parties and meetings are on hold until the public gathering ban is lifted.

Update from Fundy National Park, posted June 1 on their Facebook page:

Q: Are events still taking place this summer?
A: Events and group activities are suspended until further notice. However, some “virtual” events may take place online, when possible.

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Come join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for our annual Stargaze event at the Fundy National Park.

Several telescopes will be set-up on Friday and Saturday nights, to allow the public to view the wonders of the night sky. Weather permitting, we’ll be able to see the planets Jupiter and Saturn, as well as various star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae.

Preceding the evening observation sessions, there will be a presentation where you can learn about the night sky wonders that can be observed that evening.

During Saturday afternoon, drop by to take a close-up view of the sun through our safe solar-filtered telescopes. Bring along your telescope for a free set and tuning. If you need instructions on operation, there will be amateur astronomers on hand to guide you through the use and set-up of your telescope. One of our astrophotographers will be there to show you how to take pictures of the Milky Way with your camera, and to answer any questions related to photographing the night sky. There will even be instructions on using your smart phone to snap pics through your telescope.

All star party activities will take place at Herring Cove.

For Visitors: The star party activities are free and open to the public, however, you must have a pass to enter the park. If you want to camp overnight, you’ll need to book a campsite with the park by calling 1-877-RESERVE, or by reserving online.

For Volunteer Astronomers: A link to an online registration form will be provided.

Schedule (preliminary)

Friday, August 21

8 PM to 9 PM – “What’s Up?” slideshow presentation
Come learn about the wonders of the night sky you’ll be seeing through the telescopes.

 

9 PM to 12 AM – Night sky viewing with telescopes
(weather permitting)
Come look through our telescopes and enjoy the views.

 

Saturday, August 22

1 PM to 3 PM – Solar observing
(weather permitting)
Come take a close look at our nearest star, the sun, through our specially-filtered telescopes.

 

1 PM to 3 PM – Telescope and astrophotography clinic
Bring your telescope for a free set and tuning.
Learn about astrophotography.


8 PM to 9 PM – “What’s Up?” slideshow presentation
Come learn about the wonders of the night sky you’ll be seeing through the telescopes.

 

9 PM to 12 PM – Night sky viewing with telescopes
(weather permitting)
Come look through our telescopes and enjoy the views.

 

Park Location

Fundy National Park is located along highway 114, just west of Alma, New Brunswick.


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Observing Site

Herring Cove


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CANCELLED: Mount Carleton Star Party

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Mount Carleton Star Party is CANCELLED for 2020.
En raison de la situation avec le COVID-19, le Star party de Mont Careleton est ANNULÉ pour 2020.

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CANCELLED: Mactaquac Camping and Observing Weekend

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Mactaquac Star Party is CANCELLED for 2020.
En raison de la situation avec le COVID-19, le Star party de Mactaquac est ANNULÉ pour 2020.

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CANCELLED: Kouchibouguac Spring Star Fest

Due to COVID-19 situation, the Kouchibouguac Spring Star Fest is CANCELLED for 2020.
En raison de la situation avec le COVID-19, le Gala des étoiles du printemps à Kouchibouguac est ANNULÉ pour 2020.

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Kouchibouguac Winter Stargazing

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LATEST UPDATE: The event date has been changed to Friday, February 21 due to the more favourable weather conditions. Please follow this event on Facebook for updates on the day of event.

In addition to the telescope viewing, there will be a laser-guided tour of the night sky where the constellations will be pointed out. You are encouraged to bring your own binoculars as we’ll be pointing out objects that you can see with them.

MISE-A-JOUR: Cet événement a été déplacé au 21 février dû aux meilleures conditions météorologiques. Veuillez suivre cet événement sur Facebook pour des mises-à-jour au jour de l’événement avant de prendre la route.

En plus de l’observation faite par télescopes, il y aura une activité d’observation des constellations guidée par laser. On vous encourage d’emporter vos jumelles car on pointera des objets que vous pourrez observer à l’aide de jumelles.


Come look through the telescopes of members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) and their associates! Weather permitting, this will be a great opportunity to observe the magnificent Orion Nebula, as well as several other star clusters and galaxies.

Visitors will be asked to park at Pijeboogwek and make their way on foot to the Visitor Center parking lot. Street lights will be turned off to allow an unimpeded view of the sky.

A park pass is required for all park users and can be purchased at Pijeboogwek (waxing hut) until 9 p.m. Free admission for youth 17 and under.

This activity is weather dependent. Please check back for updates before walking out the door. Click here to see this event on Facebook with the latest updates.

 


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Observation du ciel d’hiver à Kouchibouguac

Venez admirer le ciel grâce aux télescopes des membres de la Société royale d’astronomie du Canada (SRAC) et de leurs associés! Si la météo le permet, ce sera une belle occasion pour observer la magnifique nébuleuse d’Orion, ainsi que divers autres amas d’étoiles et des galaxies.

Les visiteurs seront demandés de stationner à Pijeboogwek, puis de se rendre à pied au stationnement du centre d’accueil. Les lampadaires seront éteints afin de permettre une meilleure vue du firmament.

Un permis d’entrée est requis pour tous les utilisateurs du parc et peut être obtenu à Pijeboogwek (abri de fartage) jusqu’à 21 h. Entrée est gratuite pour les jeunes de 17 ans et moins.

Cette activité est dépendante de la météo. Veuillez revérifier pour une mise à jour avant de quitter pour vous rendre à l’activité. Cliquez-ici pour voir cet événement sur Facebook, avec les mises-à-jour les plus récentes.

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