Events 2017The KW Astronomy Club (The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Kitchener-Waterloo Centre) holds star parties throughout the summer. Working with local universities, local schools and conservation areas, KW RASC provides events for the public to observe the night sky. We set up telescopes and invite everyone to learn about astronomy and the night sky. The events are free to attend. Some of the dates are still tentative.
| 28 February
Last date for entries for the astrophotography contest
| 10 March
Voting for the astrophotography contest at the General Meeting
| 25 March
||International Astronomy Day starparty, Waterloo Park
....Picnic Area #9 (shown as the number 4 in a pink square on the map) datails here
|The Millbank Star Party
....will be at Innovative Print. It is beside Anna Mae's bakery and restaurant. The address is 4082 Perth Line, Millbank. 43.5696 N. 80.8346 W. (gps).
|September (Date TBD)
||Kintail Star Party - changed to "Fall Equinox Star Party"
....Sep 15 ~ 16 2017 (see bellow)
|| Perimeter Institute Young Physicists Program Star Night.
It is a star party usually held at Tilker's.
||Starfest 2017 presents "'Fire & Ice'" - the largest annual gathering of astronomers in Canada.|
|28 July, Friday||Stargazers 101
Conestoga Lake Star Party
....campground, Rain date is the next day
||Stargazing Party "Persied Meteor Shower"
UWaterloo Columbia Lake field
We usually work with the University of Waterloo Science Outreach to provide a star party for the people attending an astronomy lecture. This is usually the club's biggest event of the year. It is normally held during the week.
||Partial solar eclipse in the KW Area|
||Stargazers 101 Meeting at Conestoga Lake Conservation Area, fourth Friday of August, Rain date it the next day.|
|September 15 ~ 16
||Fall Equinox Starparty, Bayfield ON Lake Huron, Please get in touch with Rhett and/or Mike. (details here) .|
||International Astronomy Day starparty, Waterloo Park, last Saturday of September|
||Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo
Activity: KW RASC Annual General Meeting: the monthly Centre astronomy meeting for people interested. The meeting is free and open to the public.