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~Discover Saint John Events Page~

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~Current Facebook Events~

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.

Friday, June 15~

8:00 to 9:00 PM – “What’s Up?” presentation (in English)
9:30 to 12:00 PM – Night sky viewing with telescopes
Saturday, June 16~
1:00 to 3:30 PM – Solar Observing
1:00 to 3:30 PM – Telescope Clinic
8:00 to 9:00 PM – “What’s Up?” presentation (in French)
9:30 to 12:00 PM – Night sky viewing with telescopes
A map showing locations of the Kouchibouguac Star Party activities.[click map to enlarge, click here for more details]

~Some Past Events~
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.
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.
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