Star Gazing in the Park – August 13


Saturday August 13
(Aug. 14 Rain Date)

Champlain Park
(140 Carleton Ave.)

Outdoor Lecture: Astronomy Basics

with Gary Boyle (near the Fieldhouse), 8:00 – 8:30 pm

Gary is an astronomer, educator and lecturer, dedicated to public outreach. He is also a national media contact on various astronomical events and a columnist for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, The Backyard Astronomer. In 2017, Gary was recognized by the International Astronomical Union with the naming of asteroid 22406, “Garyboyle” in his honour.

Telescope Star Party in the Park

Aprox 8:30 – 11:30 pm

After the sun sets, a family-friendly star viewing in Champlain Park with telescopes and astronomers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Ottawa Centre. Also bring your own telescope to add to the fun!

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Physical distancing even at outdoor events is recommended by Ottawa Public Health and this will be encouraged at the event to keep everybody safe. If distancing is not possible, wearing a mask is recommended.

[Poster for Nocturne 2022 Star Gazing in the Park on August 13 2022]