Presented by the RASC Edmonton Centre
The fifteenth annual Northern Prairie Star Party will be held at the Black Nugget Lake campground south east of Tofield from September 4 to 9, 2018. Most of our group activities will occur on Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8.
Saturday Afternoon Program (September 8)
1:45 Starting with a 32-inch mirror
2:45 The origin of gold and other very heavy elements in the Universe
3:45 Chasing Aurora Across Alberta
Team Tanner – Darlene and Theresa Tanner
Join us for an unforgettable autumn weekend under the stars at the annual Northern Prairie Star Party at Black Nugget Lake Campground. Bring your telescope and your sense of wonder for stargazing under seriously dark skies (Bortle Scale 3).
Daytime activities abound – the site is located on a major fall migration flyway and offers exceptional birding opportunities. Lake shore 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.
It is highly recommended that star party attendees reserve a campground site as soon as possible (starting April 1) by calling the campground operator at 780-663-2421 and stating that they are with Northern Prairie Star Party.
For further information please contact Rick Bramm.