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Winter Light Star Party

Saturday Feb 28 Elk Island Park
4pm - midnight.

Enjoy a beautiful dark sky and views of Saturn, galaxies, nebulae, the waxing crescent Moon and star clusters through telescopes. This evening will feature magical LED lantern walks, warm shelters with free hot chocolate, impromptu lessons in astronomy, Nordic skiing, kiteboarding, music, fire & food!


Dr. Erin Walton, "Meteorite Mosaics, Jewels from the Heavens"
Dr. Douglas Hube, "A Celestial Embrace: Sun, Earth, & Northern Lights"
Alister Ling, "Stonehenge to Glass-Henge: A City-Centred Universe"
Frank Florian, "What's Really Going On Out There? UFOs, Exoplanets, Black Holes"
Massimo Torri & Bruce McCurdy, "Be An Astronomer"
Charlie Austin, "Milky Way Music", Golf Clubhouse Jazz


Elk Island National Park is located about 40 km East of Edmonton on Hwy 16. The star party will take place near the Golf course at Astotin lake. Once you get to the park, follow the signs to find the star party. Map of Elk Island


Free shuttle buses will be leaving from Kingsway Garden Mall, at 3:00, 5:00, and 6:30 p.m., with return shuttles leaving Elk Island at 8:00, 9:00, and 11:00 p.m.

More Information

Winter Light Star Party Website.

Elk Island National Park is the home of Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve.

This star party is part of the City of Edmonton's Winter Light Festival.