FREE FAMILY STAR GAZING IN THE PARK
Saturday August 13
(Aug. 14 Rain Date)
(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.