Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve
11th Annual Star Party
September 3 & 4, 2016

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Sat, Sep 3, 2016 – Miquelon Lake Provincial Park
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 – Elk Island National Park
2:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve’s 11th annual Star Party will be bigger and better than ever before. Taking place over two days at two different locations the Star Party will feature volunteer astronomers from RASC Edmonton Centre to help show you the stars with both solar and night sky viewing. Guest speakers, presenters, displays and activities will keep the whole family entertained at this 2 day celebration.

Click on the posters below for the event schedules.

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Western Canada Star Parties in 2016

Star Parties in Western Canada for 2016.


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Eccles Ranch Observatory, Caroline AB
Jul 8-10, 2016
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Mount Kobau BC
Jul 30 – Aug 7, 2016
sp_ssspSaskatchewan Summer Star Party
Cypress Hills SK
Aug 3-7, 2016
TAWBAS Dark Sky FestivalThebacha & Wood Buffalo
Astronomical Society Dark Sky Festival

Pine Lake Recreation Area Observation Site NT
Aug 18-21, 2016
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Starland Recreation Area AB
Aug 26-28, 2016
spruce_woods_star_party_logoSpruce Woods Star Party
Spruce Woods Provincial Park MB
Sep 2-5, 2016
 Northernnpsp_logo_200 Prairie Star Party
(Sponsored by the RASC Edmonton Centre)
Black Nugget Lake AB
Sep 27 – Oct 2, 2016

RASC Regular Meeting
Sep 12, 2016
Member’s Night

RASC Regular Meeting
TELUS World of Science – Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre
FREE and open to the public.

7:00 PM Pre-meeting mix and mingle (with All-Star Telescope).
7:30 PM Member Presentations

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

  • Roman Unyk: C14 Telescope Project
  • Massimo Torri: Astroimaging Corner
  • Rick & Susan Bramm: NPSP 2016
  • Dave Roles: The Dave Roles Show
  • Alan Dyer: Sky Scenes: Recent Astro Images from Alberta and Australia

After the meeting there will be a reception hosted by All-Star Telescope & Alan Dyer.

Northern Prairie Star Party 2016
September 27 – October 2, 2016
Black Nugget Lake

20161001_NPSP Shirt Design - LIGO MAKE WAVESThe thirteenth Northern Prairie Star Party will be held at the Black Nugget Lake campground south east of Tofield from September 27 to October 2, 2016. Most of our group activities will occur on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1.

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

Keynote at 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 1, 2016

David Levy
My life as a comet searcher


NPSP 2016 T-Shirt Design
Order yours by Monday, September 5

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