Date/TimeSaturday, February 24, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
***Updated at 2:45pm on Feb. 23: the clouds would block our view of the night sky tonight, so this field trip is postponed until the next night, Sat., Feb. 24. Same time and place.***
Let’s explore the night sky! Join us for a star-gazing field trip with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Our hosts will bring some pretty powerful telescopes that will allow us to see celestial bodies like moons and nebula. They will also share some folklore about the constellations.
Please bring binoculars, as you can see a lot with them. Also bring a headlamp or flashlight, ideally a red light or a light covered with red cellophane. Also very important: dress VERY warmly. Like super warm. Especially on your feet… they can get very cold standing around in the snow. Having a warm drink with you will make a big difference too (don’t forget the mugs)!
We will meet in the parking lot of York Redoubt Historic Site, at 300 Ferguson’s Cove Road. To get there, take the Purcells Cove Road from the Armdale Roundabout for almost 10km. Ferguson’s Cove Road will be on your left, and a Parks Canada road sign will appear just before you need to turn.
As always, register with me (send an email to ynchalifax at yncns dot ca) before attending. *Please note – this event in planned for Friday, Feb. 23, but may need to be rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 24, if Friday is too cloudy. Please register to ensure you get the update if we change the event night.*