Star gazing at York Redoubt

Date/Time

Friday, January 31, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Description

*This event is planned to go ahead on the Friday night (Jan. 31), but may be postponed until Saturday (Feb. 1). Registered families will be informed if the event is postponed.*

Let’s explore the night sky! Join us for a star-gazing field trip with members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Our hosts will bring some pretty powerful telescopes that will allow us to see celestial bodies like moons and nebula. They will also share some folklore about the constellations.

Please bring binoculars (if you have them), as you can see many things in the night sky using binoculars. Also bring a headlamp or flashlight, but with a red light or a light covered with red cellophane. Very important: dress VERY warmly. Like super warm. Especially on your feet… they can get very cold standing around in the snow. Having a warm drink with you will make a big difference too (don’t forget the mugs)!

We will meet in the parking lot of York Redoubt Historic Site, at 300 Ferguson’s Cove Road. To get there, take the Purcells Cove Road from the Armdale Roundabout for almost 8 km. Ferguson’s Cove Road will be on your left, and a Parks Canada road sign will appear just before you need to turn.

As always, register with me (send an email to ynchalifax at yncns dot ca) before attending.

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York Redoubt

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