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CANCELLED – Mount Carleton Star Party 2017

August 11 - August 12

UPDATE – AUGUST 11, 2017

The Mount Carleton Star Party has been CANCELLED due to the poor weather conditions. We are looking at an alternative date and will keep you informed.

 


Come join us at Mount Carleton Provincial Park for the 2017 Mount Carleton Star Party. We’ll be at the Armstrong campground, at or around site 44 (look for the telescopes).

Our activities are open to everyone, and there is no extra fee to participate (members of the public must still pay for park admission and for their campsite).

Image Credit: Roger Pitre

Schedule (TO BE UPDATED)

Friday, August 11th

8:30PM

“What’s Up” Talk

In Kitchen Shelter north of Site 44, Armstrong campground.

Come learn about what’s in store for tonight. We’ll talk about the celestial objects that will be visible in the night sky and through the telescopes.

9:30PM

Night Sky Observing (weather permitting)

Near Site 44, Armstrong campground.

RASC members will have an array of different telescopes and binoculars to look through. See various planets, star clusters, double stars, galaxies, and nebulae. See the rings of Saturn, and the cloud belts of Jupiter with it’s four Galilean moons. Later that night, we’ll be treated to a great view of Earth’s moon.

Saturday, August 12th

10:30AM

Telescope Clinic

Near Site 44, Armstrong campground.

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. In addition, one of our astrophotographers will be available to show you how to take pictures of the Milky Way with your camera, as well as to answer any questions related to photographing the night sky. We’ll even show you how to snap pics through your telescope using your smart phone.

1:00PM to 3:00PM

Solar Observing (weather permitting)

Near Site 44, Armstrong campground.

Come take a close look at our nearest star, the sun, through our specially-designed telescopes and filters that allows safe viewing of the sun. Depending on solar activity, you can see sun spots and solar prominences.

8:30PM

“What’s Up” Talk

In Kitchen Shelter north of Site 44, Armstrong campground.

Come learn about what’s in store for tonight. We’ll talk about the celestial objects that will be visible in the night sky and through the telescopes.

9:30PM

Night Sky Observing (weather permitting)

Near Site 44, Armstrong campground.

RASC members will have an array of different telescopes and binoculars to look through. See various planets, star clusters, double stars, galaxies, and nebulae. See the rings of Saturn, and the cloud belts of Jupiter with it’s four Galilean moons. Later that night, we’ll be treated to a great view of Earth’s moon.

Contact the Organizers

Details

Start:
August 11
End:
August 12
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Organizer

RASC NB
Website:
http://www.nb.rasc.ca

Venue

Mount Carleton Provincial Park
7612 Route 385
Saint-Quentin (Eldon), New Brunswick E8A 1N4 Canada
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Phone:
1-800-561-0123
Website:
http://www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca/Products/Parks/MountCarletonProvincialPark.aspx
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