Our Sunshine Coast Centre of the RASC invites youth on the Sunshine Coast to dazzle us with their artistic creativity and scientific knowledge. We will be holding a poster contest for youth. The theme for this poster contest is the Deep Sky and should depict the wonders that can be viewed with telescopes in our skies above the Sunshine Coast. Posters should not be smaller than 8.5 X 11 inches. The original contest deadline was 15 July, but we’ve extended the contest deadline to August 10th. The awards will be handed out at the Starlight Coast Star Party on August 20th at the SCC Observatory. The winning posters will be posted on the SCC web site. Prizes include:
- Age 9 years or less category: Celestron 76mm (3 inch) Firstscope reflector telescope kit suitable for this age group to view planets.
- Age 10 years to 18 years category: Meade 76mm (3 inch) Jupiter reflector telescope kit suitable for this age group to engage in beginner’s astronomy.
Winners of both categories will also be invited to the Deep Sky Party to view the skies using our SCC Observatory telescope.
Posters can be dropped off at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre 5714 Medusa Street, which is open Wed through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4pm , Sunday 1-4 p.m, or at the Gibsons Public Library, which is open Monday 12:30 – 4:30, Tues –Sat 10-5:30, Wed 10-7:30, or dropped off or mailed to 5902 Skookumchuk Rd, Sechelt, BC, V0N 3A4. We don’t have a monthly meeting in July or August due to the summer holidays, so it isn’t possible to drop the posters off at a meeting at this time of year.
Please include your name, age and contact information with your Entry and indicate that it is for the Astronomy Poster Contest.
Check out the Sunshine Coast RASC site at: http://www.coastastronomy.ca/ for contact and schedule information.
Sunshine Coast RASC President Charles Ennis:
e mail: cuhulain@ telus.net