Outreach Events

~SJAC Interview about Outreach on LocalFM.ca~

Chris, Matt, and Amelia from the Saint John Astronomy Club visit Rebecca on the Radio for a chat about what is going on with amateur astronomy in Saint John, New Brunswick. Check out her show on 107.3 FM, Saint John, LocalRadio.ca. Great stuff!

A photo of an SJAC Solar observing outreach event at Queen Square Farmers Market in Saint John

Outreach for the SJAC is a year round project. Whether in a public or in a more private setting (such as to schools, classrooms, or groups), it is a big part of the New Brunswick astronomy experience. In 2016 RASC NB hosted 219 Outreach Events, reaching 9498 adults and children and involving almost 1000 volunteer hours. Not bad for a Province of under 750,000 people!

Partial Solar Eclipse Day On August 21, 2017 at Irving Nature Park, Saint John, NB.The Partial Solar Eclipse was the most successful and well attended public Outreach event in the 17 year history of RASC.NB. In Saint John it was observed at Irving Nature Park and Rockwood Park Bark Park.Partial Solar Eclipse Day at Rockwood Bark Park, Saint John, NB.

A winter Outreach Event presented by RASC.NB and the SJAC.

Public Nighttime Observing in Irving Nature Park presented by RASC.NB and the SJAC.
Excitement always abounds at any nighttime Observing Event. Above and below ~ Irving Nature Park in September 2016.
Nighttime Observing in Irving Nature Park presented by RASC.NB and the SJAC.

Photo of nighttime at the INP National Star PartyThe National Star Party at Irving Nature Park in 2017 was a big hit.Looking up at the National Star Party at Irving Nature Park, July 30, 2017

 
Summer or winter, Outreach is year round. Some of the best viewing can be had in a winter sky, and since it gets dark earlier, it also works out better for school hours.
Nighttime Observing and Outreach is for all ages and genders.

Activities can vary from Presentations, Night Observing, Day Observing, Youth Groups, School Talks, Exhibitions, and Observatories or Planetariums.Photo of Outreach Event at a school.

Indoor Outreach Event by RASC.NB

Videos~


From our YouTube Channel~ The two videos above  and the Thank You video below from Astronomy by the Bay will give you an idea of the scope of the various activities RASC.NB and the SJAC offer~


Overall Stats for RASC.NB Outreach Events~Outreach Stats for the RASC NB to October 2017

Click the pic above to view in pdf.


A different kind of Outreach~

Photo showing an ongoing Facebook Live feed by Astronomy by the Bay.

A Facebook Live Feed provides a unique opportunity for people all across Canada and the globe to look through telescopes. Chris Curwin from Astronomy by the Bay has been sharing his views and the results are astounding. Over 130,000 views from April 2 to November 12, 2017! You can view the figures on our Stats page.


Star Party Etiquette–for any Star Party, Anywhere~

Photo showing Star Party Etiquette of using your eyes, not hands.

 Regarding Photography & Outreach:

We do not publish any photos of a Private Outreach Event without your consent or permission.

Logo of the RASC New Brunswick Centre
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada~New Brunswick Centre (RASC.NB) is involved in Outreach Events all across the Province.

How to Schedule an Outreach Event for your Group~

For more information or to ask about scheduling an Outreach Event at your school or location you can email Curt Nason or Facebook Chris Curwin at Astronomy by the Bay.

 


See also~

Outreach~ Fall 2017
Outreach~ Summer 2017
Outreach~ Spring 2017
Outreach~ Winter 2016-17
Outreach~ 2016

Observe the Moon Night
Fall Astronomy Day in Rockwood Park
Partial Solar Eclipse in Saint John
National Star Party at Irving Nature Park
Astronomy Day in Rockwood Park
Moonlight Snowshoe Walk

 

 

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