About 300 people attended the event at Irving Nature Park on Friday, September 30, which was remarkable considering the last minute date change. Weather conditions and cloud forecast demanded a quick change of plans for this event, which was moved ahead one day to give some views of the night sky. About 10 telescopes were offered to the public.
Event: Fall Astronomy Day at the Irving Nature Park
Presented by: Irving Nature Park, Saint John Astronomy Club and Astronomy by the Bay.
When: Friday, September 30 (originally planned for Saturday, October 1, 7:30 – 10 pm (cloud date Sunday, Oct. 2)
Where: Irving Nature Park, Saint John, NB
Facebook: Click here for the FB Event.
Join local members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in celebrating Fall Astronomy Day and also International Observe the Moon Night, within the Irving Nature Park.
The Moon, Saturn and Jupiter 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 neighbour galaxies, the ever-popular ET cluster, and other gems of the night sky.
As with all park events, this is offered free of charge by J.D. Irving, Limited. Don’t forget to 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 Sunday, October 2.
Questions? Call the park at (506) 653-7367.
Did You Know?
Irving Nature Park, situated directly on the shores of the Bay of Fundy in Saint John, New Brunswick – IS CANADA’S FIRST ‘URBAN STAR PARK ?
Irving Nature Park has been great for local astronomy and has made the Park and staff available for many events, among them the annual Moonlight Snowshoe Walk. Leading into the Park is also the site of Saints Rest Beach, where astronomers quite often set up to join Chris Curwin of Astronomy by the Bay.
Great Location for the public~
Above~ Have a look around (click the pic, use your mouse to navigate). This was at the Observing Area, above the Interpretative Shelter at the 2017 National Star Party.