Perseids Pyjama Party
August 11, 2017
University of Alberta Botanic Garden

A pyjama party under the stars! Bring your blanket or lawn chair, wear your cozy pyjamas and look up, way up, during one of the busiest times in the night sky, during the annual Perseids Meteor Shower. Spread out your blanket or your lawn chair and watch the sky without interruption from city lights. While we wait for dark to fall, there will be family fun activities. Activities are free with regular admission.

August 11, 2017
8:00-11 pm
University of Alberta Botanic Garden

Ongoing Activities

  • Sky/moon/meteor observing with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
  • Children’s activities
  • Concession with beverages and snacks

Timed Activities

  • 8:30-9:00 pm – Presentation from Royal Astronomical Society (Bruce McCurdy)
  • 9:00-9:30 pm – Reading by author Joan Marie Galat from her book “Dark Matters: Nature’s Reaction to Light Pollution”
  • 9:30-10:00 pm – Bedtime stories for kids
  • 10:00-10:30 pm – Sky Tour with Royal Astronomical Society of Canada members
  • 12 am – Garden closed

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Banner Image credit: NASA/JPL