Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve
10th Annual Star Party
September 5th & 6th, 2015

Milky Way Days

2015 BHDSP Milky Way Days Poster

Event Poster

Sat, Sep 5, 2015 – Miquelon Lake Provincial Park
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 – Elk Island National Park
2:00 pm – 11:00 pm

On the weekend of Saturday, September 5th, and Sunday, September 6th, Miquelon Lake Provincial Park and Elk Island National Park in partnership with the RASC Edmonton Centre will host the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve’s 10th annual event, celebrating the wonders of the night sky.
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Northern Prairie Star Party 2015
September 8-13, 2015
Black Nugget Lake

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This is the twelfth year that the Northern Prairie Star Party will be held at the Black Nugget Lake campground south east of Tofield. The event officially starts Tuesday, September 8 and ends Sunday, September 13 – with most of our group activities occurring on Saturday, September 12.

For more information, please review the schedule and rules & regulations (PDF) and the Northern Prairie Star Party main page.

Keynote at 4:30pm on Saturday, September 12

Jeff Kuhn from the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Hawaii

Taking a census of alien life in our galactic neighborhood


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RASC Regular Meeting
September 14, 2015
Member’s Night

TELUS World of Science
FREE and open to the public.


The meeting will be held in the Winspear Learning Centre at TWOSE, as the building is otherwise fully booked for a large event. Watch for signs leading to the room on the second floor. We suggest you arrive early as parking will be limited.

7:00 PM Pre-meeting mix and mingle.
7:30 PM Member Presentations.

RASC members share their interests, projects, skills and passions.

  • Martin Connors – Algolcam
  • Bruce McCurdy – Total Lunar Eclipse
  • Doug Hube – Tour of the DDO
  • Warren Finlay – Favorite Astronomy Vacation Locations
  • Astroimaging Corner – Massimo Torri
  • The David Roles Show – David Roles

If you have a presentation, email the President

Free Public Talk
October 5, 2015
New Horizons: The Exploration of the Pluto System

Alan Stern, Mission PI, New Horizon


RASC Edmonton Centre
The Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology

a FREE public talk by

Dr. Alan Stern
Principal Investigator of the New Horizons Mission to Pluto

New Horizons:
The Exploration of the Pluto System

New Horizons is NASA’s historic mission to explore the Pluto system and the Kuiper Belt. The spacecraft was launched on 19 January 2006 and made the first exploration of the Pluto system this year, culminating with a highly successful flyby inside the orbits of all five of Pluto’s moons on 14 July 2015. The spacecraft carries sophisticated a sophisticated payload of imagers and other scientific instruments that were used to revolutionize our knowledge of Pluto and its five moons. Dr. Stern will describe the history of this mission, the science behind it, the capabilities of payload, our encounter with planet Pluto, and the major scientific discoveries made to date. He will also briefly outline the extended mission to fly across the Kuiper Belt.

This talk will kick off the 2015 ISSET Space Exploration Symposium. The Symposium is open to the public and reservations for FREE tickets to Dr. Stern’s keynote talk will open later this summer.

The Space Exploration Symposium is an annual event brought to you by the Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology and RASC Edmonton Centre.

Pluto Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI