Astro Café
June 23, 2017
Observing and Photographing Noctilucent Clouds

Observing and Photographing Noctilucent Clouds

Presented by RASC members Mark Zalcik and Mike Noble.

Noctilucent clouds (NLC) are a sky-high phenomenon best-suited for observing right here in northern Alberta. The ideal dates to look for them are mid June to mid July, so come and celebrate the start of NLC peak season on June 23! Learn what to look for, and, when you spot NLC, how to photograph them and make videos. Find out about such exotic NLC terms as Lacunosus Holes, The Nine Degree Jump, and Bif Night. If the weather looks good, stick around for evening twilight and we’ll collectively scan the sky for these mysterious clouds. The terrain just north of the community hall drops off into the Sturgeon River valley, yielding a nice flat horizon to view the NLC. See you there!

Friday, Jun 23, 2017
8:30 PM

Namao Rink Shack
Hwy 37 just east of Hwy 28 intersection

Members Only event.

Directions to Namao Rink Shack
Take 97th Street straight north out of the city. When you reach the lights at Highway 37, turn right and go a few hundred meters until you see Namao Community Hall on the left side of the road. If taking Anthony Henday Drive, get off at the 97th Street interchange and turn left (north).