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11th Annual Astronomy in the Park, 15 August 2015

Bring the family and join the Sunshine Coast Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for Astronomy in the Park on Saturday, Aug. 15th, from 1 to 11:30 p.m. at Porpoise Bay Provincial Park in Sechelt. There will be club telescopes, an information booth with membership information, displays and astronomy related giveaways. There will be an ongoing astro-crafts and colouring table for the kids and at 3:30 pm the Driftwood Players Story Theatre will weave their magical fairy tales.

Astronomy in the Park 2014

Astronomy in the Park 2014

Julie Davis’ Fun Popcorn will be there selling popcorn and no byproduct hotdogs.

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The first “star” of the day will be the sun, and with the club’s safe solar telescopes, participants will be able to look for fiery prominences and sun-spots. Club members will be on hand with telescopes all afternoon and into the night to answer questions and show off the wonders of our universe.

Take in the popular multi-media presentation in the park amphitheatre at dusk, and afterwards, viewing through club telescopes in the park picnic area. With clear skies and a new moon, participants should be able to see constellations, star clusters and nebulae. It’s the best show on earth and it’s absolutely free.

Remember to bring a flashlight with a red light to preserve night vision.

The Festival is a free, family event open to the public, organized by volunteers, and made possible by Porpoise Bay Provincial Park. Please respect all park rules. Weather permitting. Also check our Facebook page Sunshine-Coast-Astronomy-Club (see link in the left sidebar of this site) .

Comments: This is our eleventh annual club star party at porpoise bay park. 430 people viewed the skies through our telescopes last year. However, due to the Provincial Government charging us a $100 fee to put on this event, this may be our last Astronomy in the Park, as we are a non profit with limited funds.

Report on Astronomy in the Park: 16 August 2014

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We had clouds when we showed up at noon to set up but in a few hours they cleared and we had 229 people view sun spots and solar flares through our solar scopes. Children’s Story Theatre had a good crowd of children for their performance. The amphitheatre was packed for the audio visual presentation at dusk and afterwards there were long lineups for the telescopes to view the night skies. Check out our photos of this event.

Astronomy in the Park 2014: August 16

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Bring the family and join the Sunshine Coast Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society for Astronomy in the Park on Saturday, Aug. 16th, from 1 to 11:30 p.m. at Porpoise Bay Provincial Park in Sechelt. There will be club telescopes, an information booth with membership information, displays and astronomy related giveaways. There will be an ongoing astro-crafts and colouring table for the kids and at 3:30 pm the Driftwood Players Story Theatre will weave their magical fairy tales.

Julie Davis’ Fun Popcorn will be there selling popcorn and no byproduct hotdogs.

photo 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first “star” of the day will be the sun, and with the club’s safe solar telescopes, participants will be able to look for fiery prominences and sun-spots. Club members will be on hand with telescopes all afternoon and into the night to answer questions and show off the wonders of our universe.

Take in the popular multi-media presentation in the park amphitheatre at dusk, and afterwards, viewing through club telescopes in the park picnic area. With clear skies, participants should be able to see constellations, star clusters and nebulae. It’s the best show on earth and it’s absolutely free.

Remember to bring a flashlight with a red light to preserve night vision.

The Festival is a free, family event open to the public, organized by volunteers, and made possible by Porpoise Bay Provincial Park. Please respect all park rules. Weather permitting. Also check our Facebook page Sunshine-Coast-Astronomy-Club (see link in the left sidebar of this site) .

Our first Astronomy in the Park in 2005

Our first Astronomy in the Park. This is an event that our Centre has been involved yearly with since 2005. Check out the photo galleries of past events on our Photo Galleries page.

Pros

easy access

beachfront site

ice cream available on site 😀

Its all Free even the parking

Pizza for dinner (they deliver)

you can sleep at home, not on the ground.

 

Cons

None

 

Comments: This is our tenth annual club star party at porpoise bay park. Attendance over 200. Also don’t forget we traditionally have our clubs summer wrap up bbq the next day for members only… stay tuned for more!

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