Upcoming Events

~Friday, August 23~
Public Observing at the St. George ballfield
St. George, NB (cloud date Saturday, August 24)

~August 30 – 31, 2019~ 
Fundy Park StarGaze, Fundy National Park
***For 2019, the Star Party will take place at Herring Cove ***
Please see RASC NB Fundy Park StarGaze for exact location, updates, and before heading out.

~Thursday, September 5~
Public Observing at Dutch Point Park, Hampton, NB
See Hampton Star Party for map and location.

~Friday, September 6, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm~
Stargazing Tea Party, Irving Nature Park
See National Star Party 2017 for maps and location.
(cloud date Saturday, September 7)

~Saturday, September 7 @ 7pm~
Meeting of the Saint John Astronomy Club
Rockwood Park Interpretative Centre


~ New Brunswick Star Party Calendar for 2019~

~Saturday, March 2, 7:30 – 9:30pm~
Kouchibouguac Winter Stargazing
Kouchibouguac National Park

~June 7 – 8, 2019~
Kouchibouguac Spring StarFest
Kouchibouguac National Park

~July 5 – 6, 2019~
COW Mactaquac Star Party
(Camping & Observing Weekend) Mactaquac Provincial Park

~August 2 – 3, 2019~
Mount Carleton Star Party
Star Party near Site 44, Armstrong Campground
Mount Carleton Provincial Park
See RASC NB Mount Carleton Star Party for updates.

UP NEXT!
~August 30 – 31, 2019~ 
Fundy Park StarGaze, Fundy National Park
***For 2019, the Star Party will take place at Herring Cove ***
Please see RASC NB Fundy Park StarGaze for exact location, updates, and before heading out.

~September 27 -28, 2019~
Kouchibouguac Fall StarFest
Kouchibouguac National Park

Overview~ see Star Parties in New Brunswick
and RASC NB Star Parties for updates and more info.


~Courses for 2019~

Beginner’s Guide to Astronomy Course
~Wednesday, February 20, 27, & March 6, 13, 20, 27 ~
6:30 – 8:30pm

Rockwood Park Interpretative Center
Cost–Free. All are welcome~no experience necessary.
This Course is now closed, but there may be a follow-up
Description:
February 20:  An introduction to the Night Sky~with Chris Curwin
February 27:  Choosing the Right Equipment~with Mike Powell
March 6:  Getting That Perfect Picture~with Paul Owen
March 13:  Starhopping Through the Constellations~with Curt Nason
March 20:  Using Binoculars with Phil Webb
March 27: Course Wrap-Up, free draws, & Q & A
April ?: Follow up evening under the stars at Saints Rest Beach
See our Page for more details.


~Other events for 2019~

Astronomy Week~ May 6 – 12
Events all week plus Hampton Star Party on May 11

~Friday, September 6, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm~
Stargazing Tea Party, Irving Nature Park
This is part of National Astronomy Day celebrations.
See National Star Party 2017 for maps and location.

Fall Astronomy Day & International Observe the Moon Night~ October 5


~Top 10 Sky Sights for 2019~

from SkyNews.ca, Canada’s Magazine of Astronomy & Stargazing

January 20/21~ Total Eclipse of the Moon

January 22, Tuesday, dawn~ Venus near Jupiter

January 31, Thursday, dawn~Venus near waning crescent Moon

March 31, Sunday evening~ Mars near Pleiades

April 23, Tuesday, at dawn~ Moon near Jupiter

June 18, Tuesday, evening~ Mercury near Mars

August 28, Wednesday at dawn~ thin crescent Moon near Beehive

November 11, Monday, daytime~ Mercury transits (crosses) the Sun

November 23 & 24, dusk~ Jupiter near Venus

December 28, Saturday, evening~ Crescent Moon near Venus

Details of the above are in the January/February 2019 issue of SkyNews, and detailed throughout the year. A bimonthly subscription to SkyNews is included with a RASC membership, along with the venerable Observer’s Handbook. Calendars, observing programs, merch, and other valuable information are also available.


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