About the SJAC~
Welcome to the Saint John Astronomy Club. We meet the first Saturday of every month at the Rockwood Park Interpretation Centre in Saint John – long weekends sometimes excepted when we meet the following weekend.
The meetings start at 7:00 PM and generally run 2 – 3 hours. The meetings are always informal and are open to anybody interested in talking about Astronomy.
No experience necessary!
Club Meetings are usually a combination of presentations prepared by club members and discussions initiated by group individuals. Meetings loosely follow the itenary below.
~What’s Up – astronomical events to look forward to during the next month
~Presentation – “Constellation Of The Month”, “Astronomers”, or some astronomical related event
~Observing Reports – club members let us know what they have been looking at or if they have seen anything special
~Show & Tell – club members “show off” any new astronomy related acquisitions
~Club Business – attend to any necessary club business
~Project Updates – discuss and update any current projects undertaken by the club.
~Sometimes we manage to work in some Observing time after the meetings–weather permitting.
See also Meetings-Photos
In addition, our members also participate in annual Astronomy week activities (usually held in late April or Early May), public viewing sessions, training lectures (for community groups or schools), and provincial or national activities that assist member organizations such as NBANB (New Brunswick Astronomy / Astronomie Nouveau-Brunswick), RASC New Brunswick Centre and RASC
Our membership includes a wide composite of expertise, from individuals who just have a desire to observe the celestial bodies to experts in such fields as physics, optics and telecommunications. They are all eager to assist and answer any questions.
Click here to download our club brochure.
If you are in the area during any of our meetings, please stop by and share your experiences with others.