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Fundy Park Stargaze

August 30 - August 31

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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.

Please note that the star party activities will take place at Herring Cove this year (2019).

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: Please register here for your spot. The deadline for registering is Monday, August 26th, 11:59PM.

Schedule (preliminary)

Friday, August 31st

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, September 1st

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

The star party activities will take place at Herring Cove this year (2019).


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Start:
August 30
End:
August 31
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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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