Minas Astronomy Group, the Blomidon Naturalists Society, and Valley Family Fun
Join astronomers Roy Bishop, Larry Bogan, Pat Kelly, and Sherman Williams on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 at 7:15 for a tour of the night sky. Location: The old parking lot at Grand Pré National Park, on the east side of the road next to the dykelands. The tour will start with the planet Mars, possibly Saturn very low in the southwestern sky, and the brighter stars visible to the unaided eye. Later, Neptune and Uranus are on the agenda, together with star clusters and galaxies. (Delayed from Saturday which was cloudy).
The weekend gathering of amateur astronomers of the Maritimes will take place this year in Smiley’s Provincial Park.
Details are available on the Nova East Website
Bring your telescope and/or binocular and share the sky with the Blomidon Naturalists Society members.
At Grand Pre’ Parking Lot at 7 pm
Friday Nov 12
Time: Friday, April 16, 8:30 p.m. (“Cloud date”: 24 hours later)
Place: Grand Pre National Park, the old parking lot past the railway track.
There will be a not-too-bright crescent Moon in the vicinity of the Pleiades, Venus and Mercury are in the western twilight, Mars is high in the south near the Beehive, and Saturn with its rings nearly edge-on will be well up in the southeast. Star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies too! Dress warmly. Bring binoculars (and telescopes)! And if it is cloudy, we will try for the next night.
The Blomidon Naturalists have been invited to join us.