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Fundy Park Stargaze 2018

August 31 - September 1

Image Credit: James Stewart

Come join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for our annual Stargaze event at the Fundy National Park. Our activities will be held at the Chignecto South campground.

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 Saturn and Mars, 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 (location to be determined).

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.

 

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. If you’re not camping, you may park at the Chignecto South parking lot (see map below).

For RASC New Brunswick Members: If you’re a RASC NB member, we’ll be posting a link to where you can register for your spot.

Schedule

Friday, July 13

8:00 PM to 9:00 PM – “What’s Up?” slideshow presentation
(location to be determined)
Come learn about the wonders of the night sky you’ll be seeing through the telescopes.

 

9:00 PM to 12:00 PM – Night sky viewing with telescopes
(weather permitting)
Come look through our telescopes and enjoy the views.

 

Saturday, July 14

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Solar observing
(weather permitting)
Come take a close look at our nearest star, the sun, through our specially-filtered telescopes.

 

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Telescope and astrophotography clinic
Bring your telescope for a free set and tuning.
Learn about astrophotography.


8:00 PM to 9:00 PM – “What’s Up?” slideshow presentation
(location to be determined)
Come learn about the wonders of the night sky you’ll be seeing through the telescopes.

 

9:00 PM to 12:00 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

Our activities will be held at the Chignecto South group campground. Visitors should book their campsite at the nearby Chignecto North campground.

 

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Start:
August 31
End:
September 1
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Venue

Fundy National Park
Fundy National Park
Alma, New Brunswick E4H 1B4 Canada
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Phone:
506-887-6000
Website:
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nb/fundy/index

Organizer

RASC NB
Website:
http://rascnb.ca
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