|Astro Café – Identifying and Shooting Noctilucent Clouds
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Namao Community Hall
Hwy 37 just east of Hwy 28 intersection
FREE Members only event.
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 16th! 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!
Directions to Namao Community Hall
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).