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Star Parties

Star Party List - 2014

Many RASC Centres either sponsor or actively participate in Star Parties throughout the year. A Star Party is an overnight excursion to a suitable dark sky site where you will meet many other astronomers, have an opportunity to compare notes on equipment, listen to informative talks and share a dark sky experience.

Here is a list of current star parties organized by RASC Centres:

 

RASC Ottawa Centre

Free Public Star Party Program

Date: Many evenings from July to October 2014

Description: Please join us for many unforgettable evenings under the stars.  Our star parties are open to everyone, with or without a telescope. We offer wonderful family-friendly events that will inspire people young and old.

Website: http://ottawa-rasc.ca/wiki/index.php?title=Free_Evening_Public_Star_Parties

 

RASC Belleville & RASC Kingston Centre

Fall ‘N’ Stars 2014

Date: Friday, September 26th – Sunday, September 28th

Description:  Annual gathering of amateur astronomers in Thomasburg Ontario.  

Website: http://rascbelleville.ca/fallnstars/

 

RASC Calgary Centre

The Great Alberta Star-B-Q

Date: Friday, July 4th – Sunday, July 6th

Description:  The RASC Calgary Centre beckons you West and North of light polluted urban skies to bask in hot summer days and gaze away warm quiet nights at The Great Alberta Star-B-Q.

Website: http://calgary.rasc.ca/starbq.htm

 

The Alberta Star Party

Date: Friday, September 19th – Sunday, September 21st 

Description:  We look forward to you joining us for some good times and great viewing under wonderfully dark skies of the Starland.

Website: http://calgary.rasc.ca/asp.htm

 

RASC Edmonton Centre

Northern Prairie Star Party

Date: Wednesday, September 23rd – Sunday, September 28th

Description: Join us for an unforgettable autumn weekend under the stars. Bring your telescope and your sense of wonder for stargazing under serious dark skies.

Website: http://edmontonrasc.com/public/nps.html

 

RASC Halifax Centre

Nova East

Date: Friday, August 22nd  – Sunday, August 24th 

Description: Nova East was originally established as the camping and observing weekend for the Halifax Centre, and has grown to include participants from many other astronomy clubs in the Atlantic region, and a number of attendees from the northeastern United States as well

Website: http://halifax.rasc.ca/ne/

 

RASC New Brunswick Centre

Kouchibouguac Star Gaze

Date: Friday, June 6th – Sunday, June 8th

Description:  Member and public observing, information outreach at one of our Dark Sky Preserves.

Website: www.nb.rasc.ca

 

Camping & Observing Weekend (COW)

Date: Friday, July 18th – Sunday, July 20th

Description:  Member and public observing, information outreach as well as a RASC group supper.

Website: www.nb.rasc.ca

 

Mt. Carleton Astronomy Weekend

Date:  Friday, August 1st- Sunday, August 3rd

Description: Member and public observing at one of our Dark Sky Preserves.

Website: www.nb.rasc.ca

 

Fundy Star Gaze

Date: Friday, August 29th – Sunday, August 31st

Description:  Member and public observing, information outreach as well as a RASC group supper.

Website: www.nb.rasc.ca

 

RASC Saskatoon and RASC Regina Centres

Saskatchewan Summer Star Party

Date: Thursday, August 21st – Sunday, August 24th

Description:  Join us for a wonderful weekend of observing!

Website: http://www.usask.ca/rasc/starparty.html

 

RASC St. John’s Centre

Butter Pot Star Party

Date:  Friday, August 1st – Sunday, August 3rd

Description: The public is invited to joing the St. John’s Centre RASC and Butter Provincial Park to meet under dark skies for the 2014 Butter Pot Star Party!

Website: http://www.stjohnsrasc.ca/star-party.shtml

 

RASC Sunshine Coast Centre

Astronomy in the Park

Date: Thursday, August 21st – Sunday, August 24th

Description:  Join us for a wonderful weekend of observing!

Website: http://www.coastastronomy.ca/index.html

 

RASC Toronto Centre

Annual Algonquin Adventure

Date:  Thursday, September 18th – Sunday September 21st

Description: For 17 years now, members and their families have come to Algonquin Park’s Mew Lake Campground to enjoy the views from some of the darkest skies in Southern Ontario.

Website: http://rascto.ca/content/2014-annual-algonquin-adventure

 

RASC Victoria Centre

2014 RASC General Assembly 

Date: Thursday, June 26th – Sunday June 29th

Description: The Victoria Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will play host to the Society's 54th General Assembly. Help us celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Victoria Centre on the beautiful campus of the University of Victoria.

Website: https://www.rasc.ca/events/home