OUR GATEWAY TO THE UNIVERSE STAR PARTY IS HOSTED AT MARTEN RIVER PROVINCIAL PARK
North Bay Astronomy Club annual Gateway to the Universe Star Party is fast approaching, on July 24 to the 27th at Marten River Provincial Park. This annual Star Party never fails to produce excellent viewing and a great weekend of fun for all. Marten River has once again offered us our own area in the park to camp and enjoy solar daytime viewing, evening star gazing and viewing of our great universe. Whether tenting or trailering, prices for the event are the same. This year it is 15 dollars per person or 30 dollars for a family. The price includes your camping and all admissions to the Park. Along with the camping the weekend also includes afternoon and evening astronomy presentations, a pot luck dinner on Sat afternoon, group pictures on Sat as well as evening group camp fires. This is a great inexpensive way to enjoy nature and great viewing as well as the beauty of Marten River Park. For further information, to pre register your attendance,or directions to the Park please email us. Once again our thanks to Marten River Provincial Park and all of it's staff for allowing us this great weekend. This year we are privileged to have two speakers, one on Fri afternoon, Steve Keefer will give a great presentation of some deep sky objects that he has taken himself on Fri afternoon at 1 30, and on Sat afternoon, the clubs vice president. Bob Chapman will do a presentation at 7 pm on the life of a star. Both presentations will surely be terrific and you wont want to miss them. The presentations will be done at the loggers cabin, near the day use area. Don't forget that we will have solar scopes set up at the day use area for public viewing, solar flares and sun spots are the feature of the day, drop in and see us.
Our new meeting venue is at the theatre at CFB North Bay at 29 Duxford Road. Our meetings are held on the second Tues of each month from September to June and start at 7 PM and run until about 9:30. Everyone is welcome to attend. Below is a brief agenda of our next meeting
- Guest Speaker:
- Space News - Curtis Irish & Randy Currie
- Bob's Way Cool Deep Sky Object of the Month - Bob Chapman
- The Sky this Month - John Chapman
- Astronomy Quiz
One of the North Bay Astronomy Club directors, Ray St.Louis made the video below, it is terrific, take a look and see.
DOES VIEWING SOMETHING AS BEAUTIFUL AS THESE PICTURES INTEREST YOU?? WE CAN HELP YOU.