Astronomy Day – Apr 24, 2010

The RASC Observatory and the TELUS World of Science present International Astronomy Day.

Apr 24, 2010

by Luca Vanzella Edmonton Centre

After a record-breaking, week-long heat wave, cool and cloudy conditions arrived just in time for Astronomy Day 2010 in Edmonton. Despite this, the RASC Edmonton Centre celebrated astronomy at the TELUS World of Science (TWOSE) from 1:00 PM to about 9:30 PM.

In the afternoon, the RASC booth was front and centre inside the TWOSE lobby and hosted displays about the RASC Edmonton Centre and Light Pollution. The booth was also the hub for the Telescope Clinic in which visitors could have a look at and try out several examples of starter telescopes or try their hand at assembling a refractor telescope. Several people took advantage of RASC member expertise at the Clinic and obtained help in using their own telescope. Perhaps 50 people visited the RASC booth.
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Astronomy Day – May 2, 2009

The RASC Observatory and the TELUS World of Science present International Astronomy Day.

May 2, 2009

by Luca Vanzella Edmonton Centre

The RASC Edmonton Centre and the TELUS World of Science celebrated International Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 2, 2009, at 11211-142 Street NW. Activities included:

Observatory
1:00 PM to 11:00 PM

  • Solar Viewing in the afternoon (weather permitting)
  • Crescent Moon, Saturn and other deep sky objects in the evening (weather permitting)

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