Northern Prairie Star Party
An Amateur Astronomy Gathering
2013 Speakers announced:
Presented by the RASC Edmonton Centre
Sep 3-8, 2013
Black Nugget Lake
- Massimo Torri (Edmonton Centre RASC executive member): astroimaging tutorial(s): Deep Sky and/or lunar/planetary
- Martin Connors (Athabasca University; Canada Research Chair in Space Science, Instrumentation and Networking): observation results from the Athabasca Geophysical University Observatory
- Paul Hickson (Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UBC): Topic to be determined; areas of research include galactic structure and evolution and the mercury mirror telescope
Join us for an unforgettable autumn weekend under the stars. Bring your telescope and your sense of wonder for stargazing under seriously dark skies.
Daytime activities abound - the site is located on a major fall migration flyway and offers exceptional birding opportunities. Lakeshore campsites are available, with canoeing and fishing at your doorstep.
While bright lights of any kind are not allowed after dark in the Star Party area since they immediately destroy fellow astronomers' dark adaptation, a separate location is available for campers wanting to use bright lights at night.
Access to the site is entirely by paved road about an hour from Edmonton, making this an easy way to join fellow amateur astronomers for some autumn observing at a convenient dark sky site. So mark your calendar and don't miss this exciting opportunity to view the splendours of the fall night sky.
It is highly recommended that star party attendees reserve a campground site as soon as possible (starting April 1) by calling the campground at 780-663-2421 and stating that they are with Northern Prairie Star Party. The layout of Black Nugget Lake Campground (complete with site numbers and amenities) can be found on the site photo.
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