Astronomy field trip – postponed

Date/Time

Saturday, February 6, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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*(update Friday, Feb. 5, 7:30pm) Due to the forecast of overcast skies yet again on Saturday night, we won’t go ahead with it at this time. Stay tuned to the website for a possible star gazing trip in March or April.*

Lead by Royal Astronomical Society (Canada) astronomer Paul Heath, we’ll explore the nigth sky, including seeing and learning about stars, planets, and galaxies.

We’ll meet at York Redoubt Historic Site, off of the Purcells Cove Road, at 7pm. In our experience, 1 hour is a good length for this field trip. A clear night will likely be a chilly night, so dress super, super warmly (especially on feet). It will also be handy to have a headlamp, but with it, a red piece of cellophane to go over the light. Seeing your way using red light will allow you to move around without ruining your night vision.

To register for this field trip, send a quick email to ynchalifax at gmail dot com. This field trip will be postponed f the weather leads to poor viewing conditions. Registered participants will be notified of the change, and the website will be updated.

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York Redoubt

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