Your personal invitation to the Huronia Star Party this Long Weekend...September 2nd, 2011 at 7:38 am
If you don't have any plans for this long weekend, then consider
joining me in the beautiful Collingwood
area, at the Huronia Star Party. This event is organized by a local group of amateur astronomers in South Simcoe
to promote the hobby of astronomy, to show off their latest gear, and to try some imaging under the dark skies.
This party is very laid back, and casual and under some awesome
dark skies. There will be presentations
throughout the weekend, and also some Laser guided sky tours at night.
If you have never been to a Star Party before, then this one is good one to start with.
It is geared towards the novice as well as the advanced amateur and everyone is welcome.
You can also camp on site, there are some facilities and food is also available on site, and
you can simply register at the gate, with no prior reservation.
If you don't Camp, there are several motels and bed and
breakfast's in the area
around Collingwood, which you can find online.
There is also a dinner on sight with a a speaker both Friday and Saturday Night.
Don't have a telescope? Don't Worry! Just bring yourself, and
maybe a chair, cot and a blanket
and join in the laser guided telescope tour. The folks here are friendly and share your passion
for the night sky. Binoculars are a useful tool as well.
I will be giving a workshop on Saturday morning, on how you can
get the most out of your telescope equipment.
and also providing some observing techniques that others have found to be useful.
If you have a telescope, and have questions, bring it along to the presentation, for some asssitance.
Hey, there will also be an opportunity to observe Comet
Garrardd. Don't forget, Jupiter is visible now too,
and presenting some spectacular views.
Hope to see some of you there in Duntroon!
PS Please use a red flashlite at this event in the evening. White
light is not permitted.
If you don't have one, I will have a couple available on site.
PPS If we haven't met, Be sure to introduce yourself and say Hello!
Our retail store is open this long weekend, on Saturday and
Closed labour day Monday.
Sat: 10-7, Sun: 11-6
Khan Scope Centre
3243 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario. Canada.
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