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~Current Facebook Events~

No events posted at present time. Upcoming will be Fall Astronomy Day on Oct. 13 and International Observe the Moon Night on October 20.


~Some Past Events~

Link to the 2018 RASC Canada Wide Star Party FB Event hosted at Irving Nature Park.

Event: RASC Canada-Wide Star Party
Presented by: RASC NB
When: Friday, September 14 7:30 – 11pm (cloud date Sept. 15)
Where: Irving Nature Park, Saint John
Cost: Free
Facebook: Click here for the FB Event.
Description:
Join local members and guests of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for the second annual Canada-Wide Star Party. Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon will be the focus targets as twilight fades to darkness. Later we will visit the star clusters and nebulae of the Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy and its neighbours, the ever-popular ET cluster, and other gems of the night sky.
IMPORTANT:
-Please park in the lower lot by the Information Kiosk.
-For overflow and people with mobility issues please use the lot near the Squirrel BBQ.
*The astronomers park in the upper section above the kiosk where they will set up their equipment.*
Then meet at the upper parking lot (above Kiosk) near Squirrel BBQ.
~Don’t forget to bring a mug for hot chocolate, and bring an extra layer or two as the park can get chilly at this time of night. If it is cloudy we will try again on Saturday, September 15.
~All events are provided free of charge by J.D. Irving, Limited. If you have any questions please contact us at the park at 653-7367, by email or through Facebook.


Link to the RASC NB Kouchibouguac Fall StarFest 2018 Facebook event at Kouchibouguac National Park, NB.

Event: Kouchibouguac Fall StarFest 
Presented by: RASC.NB
When: Friday & Saturday, September 14 – 15
Where: Kouchibouguac National Park
Cost: Free (not including park fees)
Info & Details: RASC NB Kouchibouguac Fall StarFest
Registration for astronomers: is now available.
Facebook: Click here for the FB Event.
Description:
Come join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for our annual Fall Star Fest at Kouchibouguac National Park. Several telescopes will be set-up on Friday and Saturday nights, to allow the public to view the wonders of the night sky. Weather permitting, we’ll be able to see the Moon, the planets Saturn and Mars, as well as various star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae.
•Please see Full Schedule, Maps and Details
•During Saturday afternoon, we’ll be at the Let’s Go Biking family event at La Source with our solar-filtered telescopes. Drop by to take a safe, close-up view of our nearest star, the sun.
•If you need help with your telescope, experienced amateur astronomers will be available to assist you at the Telescope Clinic during Saturday afternoon.
•The observing site will be in the field near campsite #194, in Loop #3 of the South Kouchibouguac campground. Preceding the evening observation sessions, there will be a presentation at the kitchen shelter across campsite #200, where you can learn about the celestial wonders that can be observed that evening.


Link to the RASC NB Fundy StarGaze 2018 Facebook event.

Event: Fundy Park StarGaze
Presented by: RASC.NB
When: Friday & Saturday, August 31 – September 1
Where: Fundy National Park
Cost: Free (not including park fees)
Info & Details: RASC NB Fundy Park StarGaze 2018
Registration for astronomers: RASC.NB/Fundy Register
Facebook: Click here for the FB Event.
Description:
Come join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for our annual Stargaze event at the Fundy National Park. Our activities will be held at the Chignecto South campground.
•Please see Full Schedule, Maps and Details
•Several telescopes will be set-up on Friday and Saturday nights, to allow the public to view the wonders of the night sky. Weather permitting, we’ll be able to see the planets Saturn and Mars, as well as various star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae.
•Preceding the evening observation sessions, there will be a presentation where you can learn about the night sky wonders that can be observed that evening (location to be determined).
•During Saturday afternoon, drop by to take a close-up view of the sun through our safe solar-filtered telescopes. Bring along your telescope for a free set and tuning. If you need instructions on operation, there will be amateur astronomers on hand to guide you through the use and set-up of your telescope. One of our astrophotographers will be there to show you how to take pictures of the Milky Way with your camera, and to answer any questions related to photographing the night sky. There will even be instructions on using your smart phone to snap pics through your telescope.
Schedule:
Friday, August 31st
8:00 to 9:00 PM – “What’s Up?” slideshow presentation Chignecto Pavilion
9:00 to 12:00 PM – Night sky viewing with telescopes
Saturday, September 1st
1:00 to 3:00 PM – Solar observing
1:00 to 3:00 PM – Telescope and astrophotography clinic
8:00 to 9:00 PM – “What’s Up?” slideshow presentation Chignecto Pavilion
9:00 to 12:00 PM – Night sky viewing with telescopes


Photo showing link to the 2018 COW Mactaquac Facebook Event.

Event: COW Mactaquac Star Party
Presented by: RASC.NB
When: Friday & Saturday, July 13 & 14
Where: Mactaquac Provincial Park
Cost: Free (not including park fees)
Info & Details: 2018 Mactaquac COW Star Party
Registration for astronomers: RASC.NB/Mactaquac Register
Facebook: Click here for the FB Event.
Description:
Come join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for our annual Camping and Observing Weekend (C.O.W.) at the Mactaquac Provincial Park.
This year’s C.O.W. lands on the same weekend as the Perseid meteor shower, which peaks on the night of Sunday, August 12th. The Perseids will also appear during the nights preceding and following the peak, but at a lesser rate.


Photo showing link to the Mt. Carleton 2018 Star Party

Event: Mount Carleton Star Party
Presented by: RASC.NB
When: Friday & Saturday, July 13 & 14
Where: Mount Carleton Provincial Park
Cost: Free (not including park fees)
Info & Details: Mt. Carleton 2018 Schedule of Events & Map
Registration for astronomers: RASC.NB/Mt. Carleton Register
Facebook: Click here for the FB Event.

Schedule
Friday, July 13~
8:30 – 9:30 PM – “What’s Up?” slideshow presentation near site 44.
10:00 to 12:00 PM – Night sky viewing with telescopes.
Saturday, July 14~
1:00 to 3:00 PM – Solar observing
1:00 to 3:00 PM – Telescope and astrophotography clinic.
8:30 to 9:30 PM – “What’s Up?” slideshow presentation near site 44.
9:30 PM – Free Draw for a Celestron Astromaster 130 AZ Telescope
10:00 to 12:00 PM – Night sky viewing with telescopes.
Activities take place in the Armstrong Campground, near site 44.
See our Page for more info and RASC NB Schedule of Events & Map.


Link to the Planets on Parade July 20 2018 Facebook Event at Irving Nature Park.

Event: Planets on Parade
Presented by: Irving Nature Park and RASC NB
When: Friday, July 20 9pm – Midnight (cloud date July 21)
Where: Irving Nature Park
Cost: Free
Facebook: Click here for the FB Event.
Description:
Join local members and guests of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for a telescopic trip to the planets. See Venus half lit up like the Moon, Jupiter’s cloud belts and four Galilean moons, Saturn’s spectacular rings, and Mars at its closest in 15 years. Not to be outdone, the Moon puts its craters and Straight Wall on display for the 49th anniversary of its first visitation by humans.

IMPORTANT:
-Please park in the lower lot by the Information Kiosk.
-For overflow and people with mobility issues please use the lot near the Squirrel BBQ .
**The astronomers park in the upper section above the kiosk where they will set up their equipment.
-Then meet at the upper parking lot (above Kiosk) near Squirrel BBQ.

Don’t forget to bring a mug for hot chocolate. If it is cloudy we will try again on Saturday, July 21.
All tours are provided free of charge by J.D. Irving, Limited. If you have any questions please contact us at the park at 653-7367, naturepark@jdirving.com or through Facebook.


Link to the Kouchibouguac Spring Star Fest 2018 Facebook Event.Event: Kouchibouguac 2018 Spring Star Fest
Presented by: RASC.NB
When: Friday & Saturday, June 15 & 16
Where: Kouchibouguac National Park
Cost: Free (not including park fees)
Info & Details: RASC.NB/Kouchibouguac 2018 Spring Star Fest
Registration for astronomers: RASC.NB/Kouchibouguac/Register
Facebook: Click here for the FB Event.



Link to the Quarter Moon Hike Facebook Event at Irving Nature Park on Feb 2018
Event: Quarter Moon Hike (Snowshoe or Walk)
Presented by: Irving Nature Park with the SJAC
When: Saturday, February 24, 7 – 9 pm
Where: Irving Nature Park~meet at the Barn, 1379 Sand Cove Rd.
Cost: Free
Facebook: Click here for the FB Event.
Description:  Depending on snow depths, we will either walk or snowshoe out to Sheldon Point, taking time to stop and discuss the winter constellations and the stories behind them. As this is only a quarter moon, we will likely need headlamps/flashlights through some sections of trail, but this dimmer moonlight will also afford great viewing of the moons surface, especially along the shadow line.
Members of the Saint John Astronomy Club will be there with their scopes to provide incredible imagery of some of the celestial objects gracing our winter sky such as: Orion Nebula , Pleiades (The 7 Sisters), The Dog Star, and more.
Bring a mug for free hot chocolate after the hike. Don’t forget your snowshoes or perhaps “Ice Grippers” depending on conditions. Check our Facebook page for trail conditions just prior to the event.


Link to the Kouch Winter Stargaze 2018 Facebook Event.

Event: Kouchibouguac Winter Stargaze
Presented by: RASC New Brunswick
When: Saturday, February 17, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Where: Kouchibouguac National Park, near Visitors’ Centre
Cost: Free
Website: Please check the RASC.NB Event Page for more info.
Description:
Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for an evening under the winter constellations at Kouchibouguac National Park. Weather permitting, this will be a great opportunity to observe the magnificent Orion Nebula, as well as several other star clusters and galaxies. Members of RASC and their associates will have several telescopes that the public can look through.

This event is free and open to everyone, however, a pass will be required for entry into the park (except for volunteers with telescopes). Please park at the Pijeboogwek parking lot and make your way to the visitor center parking lot, where the lights will be shut off to give us an unimpeded view of the winter skies.

Please check out the Kouchibouguac National Park website for information on how to obtain a park permit. The Pijeboogwek Waxing Shelter should be open until 8PM that evening, so you can purchase a permit there if necessary.

An aerial view showing the locations for parking and observing is posted here.


Link to the Irving Nature Park Moonlight Snowshoe Event Jan 2018

*****Event Cancelled due to lack of snow and Moonlight*****
May try again in February.


Photo linking to the Facebook Event Astronomy Under the Tree--ideas for Christmas

Event: Astronomy Under the Tree [ideas for Christmas]
Presented by: Chris Curwin from Astronomy by the Bay
When: Event is past, but video is now posted.
Where: Watch video here.
Description:
Got an eager future astronomer on your Christmas list? Perhaps you’re thinking of just spoiling yourself. Whatever the reason for looking for an astronomy gift, I’d like to offer some information to help you make your choice. Please tune in to a special one hour Facebook Live broadcast on Friday, November 10 at 8pm as I offer some options for astronomy presents under the tree. We’ll look at books, subscriptions, binoculars, telescopes, accessories and more.


Link to the Photographing the Night Sky Facebook Event.Course: Photographing the Night Sky
Presented by: Paul Owen
Where: Rockwood Park Interpretation Centre
When: Tuesday nights in November– 6:30 to 9 pm
Admission: Free, but we do ask that you register as seating is limited
Registration: Type “Attending” in the comment section at the bottom of Webpage or contact the host Paul Owen .
Course Agenda~
Nov. 7:  Photographing the Moon
Nov. 14:  Photographing the Milky Way
Nov. 21:  Choosing the Right Equipment
Nov. 28:  Putting it All Together


Link to the Facebook Event for Learning the Night Sky Astronomy Coursewith Curt Nason.Event: Astronomy Course Series in October
When: Every Tuesday night in October 6:30 – 9pm (Halloween night excepted)
Where: Rockwood Park Interpretation Centre
Admission: Free
Registration: Course is full. Registration is now closed, sorry.
More Info: Learning the Night Sky with Curt Nason


Facebook Event Observe the Moon Night at Irving Nature Park

Event: International Observe the Moon Night at Irving Nature Park
Where: Observing Area, above the Interpretative Shelter at Irving Nature Park, Saint John
When: Friday, October 27, 2017 6:30 – 9:00pm (cloud date Oct. 28)
Webpage: Observe the Moon Night


Photo of Facebook Event--Art Exhibition Opening of Dr. Hertzl Kashetsky on Oct. 13, 2017

Event: Art Exhibition Opening of Dr. Hertzl Kashetsky
When: Friday, October 13 5 – 8pm
Where: Buckland Merrifield Gallery, 6 Canterbury Street, Saint John   E2L 2C5
Admission: Free
Website:  bucklandmerrifield.com
Exhibit runs till October 28.


Link to the Facebook Event Fall Astronomy Day in Rockwood Park on Sept. 29.

Event: An evening of public observing of the stars
When: Friday, September 29, 7:30 – 10pm (cloud date Sept. 30)
Where: Rockwood Park Bark Park
Admission: Free
More Info: Fall Astronomy Day in Rockwood Park


Photo of the Kouchibouguac Fall StarFest Facebook Event.

Event: Star Party in Kouchibouguac National Park
When: Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24
Where: Kouchibouiguac National Park
Location: South Kouchibouguac Campground (near site 194)
Admission: Free
Itinerary and details: Please visit RASC.NB.
See also: Kouchibouguac Fall StarFest


Photo of the 2017 Fundy Star Party Facebook Event

Event: Star Party in Fundy National Park
When: Friday, September 15 to Sunday, September 17
Where: Fundy National Park
Location: Across highway from Chignecto Campground in the Group Camping Area (Chignecto South Campground)
Admission: Free
Itinerary and details: Please visit RASC.NB.
For pictures check out: Fundy Park StarGaze 2017
General Information: Fundy Park StarGaze


Photo of Partial Solar Eclipse Facebook Event in Saint John

When: Monday, August 21, 2pm – 5pm
Where: Irving Nature Park & Rockwood Bark Park
Admission: Free
Website: Partial Solar Eclipse in Saint John
Were you there? Lots of pics on our page.



Website: Tall Ships Events


Ganong Astronomy Workshop Facebook Event on August 16, 2017

When: Wednesday, August 16 @ 6:30pm
Where: Ganong Nature Park
Pre-Registration Required: Email or call 506-467-9905
Admission: $10 per person


Cancelled due to poor forecast.

Photo of the Mount Carleton Star Party Facebook Event.

When: Cancelled due to poor forecast. It is unlikely now that the event can be rescheduled with the many Fall events already planned.
Where: Mount Carleton Provincial Park
Registration & Info: RASC.NB
Website: Mount Carleton Star Party


Website (with lots of pics): National Star Party at Irving Nature Park.


Photo of INP Geology Tour Facebook Event


Photo of Facebook Event Moonlight Walk with David Goss at Irving Nature Park, Saint John


Free Astronomy Workshop #6 Facebook Event

Location: Rockwood Park Interpretation Centre
Date: Wednesday, June 14   6:30-8:30pm
Website (with links to the various presentations): Free Astronomy Workshops.



Location: Kouchibouguac National Park
Date: June 2-4, 2017
See also: Kouchibouguac National Park
Website (with pics): Kouchibouguac Spring StarFest


Location: Kouchibouguac National Park
Date: June 2-4, 2017
See also: Nature NB


Location: Irving Nature Park
Date: Saturday, June 10    6:30-8 pm


Please Note: If you do not have a telescope, but would like to check out the Stars, Planets, and other celestial wonders, Chris Curwin from Astronomy by the Bay is usually at Saints Rest Beach by Irving Nature Park on many clear evenings. He posts on his FB page when he is going to be there, and is often joined by other astronomers. You can even take a pic with your phone through his telescope.

Bringing Astronomy to Southern New Brunswick, Canada