The University of Alberta Alumni and Friends in collaboration with RASC Edmonton Centre present
Educated Reel: Universe
March 2, 2017 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Corbett Hall, Room 239
University of Alberta
View the cosmos from campus, then discover space as it was understood in 1960 through the beautifully animated documentary Universe (1960, 28 min 53 s). Most widely known for being among the sources used by Stanley Kubrick in his 2001: A Space Odyssey, Universe is an Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning short made by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).
$10 (includes telescope viewing, popcorn, drink)
International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual world-wide public engagement program that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. Everyone on Earth is invited to join the celebration by hosting or attending an InOMN event.
Weather permitting, please drop by to participate in some lunar activities and observe the Moon through the observatory telescopes. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
Update: This event was clouded out as Edmonton had it’s first major snowfall of the season.
For more information on InOMN, vist: http://observethemoonnight.org
The 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.
Keynote at 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 1, 2016
My life as a comet searcher
NPSP 2016 T-Shirt Design
Order yours by Monday, September 5
Star Parties in Western Canada for 2016.
Eccles Ranch Observatory, Caroline AB
Jul 8-10, 2016
|Mount Kobau Star Party
Mount Kobau BC
Jul 30 – Aug 7, 2016
|Saskatchewan Summer Star Party
Cypress Hills SK
Aug 3-7, 2016
|Thebacha & Wood Buffalo
Astronomical Society Dark Sky Festival
Pine Lake Recreation Area Observation Site NT
Aug 18-21, 2016
|Alberta Star Party
Starland Recreation Area AB
Aug 26-28, 2016
|Spruce Woods Star Party
Spruce Woods Provincial Park MB
Sep 2-5, 2016
| Northern Prairie Star Party
(Sponsored by the RASC Edmonton Centre)
Black Nugget Lake AB
Sep 27 – Oct 2, 2016
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.
Come and experience the wonders of our closest star, the Sun! Edmonton RASC and the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project invite you to share the opportunity to safely observe and appreciate our star through specialized telescopes and informative displays. Stop by to receive your own free pair of solar viewing glasses and witness the beauty of the Sun with your own eyes!
When: Sunday, June 26, 2016
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM *
Where: Government House Park
9938 Groat Road, Edmonton
FREE event! * Weather Permitting
All events are FREE!
* Outside Events Are Weather Permitting
Check @edmontonrasc on Twitter for updates on outside events.
|11:30 AM to 4:30 PM||Observatory Solar viewing. *
TWOSE Lobby Information Booth Displays and Q&A with our members.
|1:00 PM to 4:00 PM||Gazebo beside Observatory Telescope Clinic: Bring your telescope and get helpful advice from our expert members.|
|8:30 PM – 11:00 PM||Observatory Nighttime viewing. *|
Sidewalk Astronomy *
8:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Join our volunteers for Sidewalk Astronomy and enjoy the springtime night sky at the following locations:
- Gazebo Park in Old Strathcona, on 83 Avenue between 103 and 104 Streets
- The Promenade overlooking Victoria Park, on the south side of 100 Avenue at 118 Street
* Outside Events Are Weather Permitting