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Club Activities

Club Activities and Events for 2018.




Events 2018

The 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.


Date
Event
18 May, Friday
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).
25 May, Friday

Stargazers 101 Meeting, 7:00 pm
8 June, Friday
The June General Meeting - cancelled
7 to 9 June
Bayfield Star Party

9 June, Saturday Star party at Kintail
Not to be confused with the old Kintail. We are putting on a star party for a group of campers at the Kintail campground. To entice a few of us to leave Bayfield and travel up the road, they will feed us supper. We just have to show them the stars.
22 June, Friday
Stargazers 101
....same location as usuarly
early July
Perimeter Institute Young Physicists Program Star Night.
It is a star party usually held at Tilker's.
July 20~23
Starfest 2018, Mount Forest - the largest annual gathering of astronomers in Canada.
20 July, Friday Stargazers 101
Conestoga Lake Star Party
....campground, Rain date is the next day
August 9 to 12
Starfest
Mount Forest

August 12, Sunday
Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party. This is our biggest event of the year. We put it on with the UW Science Department. They present an astronomy lecture and we bring our telescopes. The lecture is usually in the Optometry Building at UW followed by the star party on the Columbia Icefield lower sports field. Tickets for the lecture are available in June through the UW Science outreach. Details will follow.
August 17
Stargazers 101 Meeting at Conestoga Lake Conservation Area, fourth Friday of August, Rain date it the next day.
September
St Clements School Star Party
September 14,15
Fall Equinox Starparty, Bayfield ON Lake Huron, Please get in touch with Rhett and/or Mike. Rain date, 5,6 October...
September 22, Saturday
Waterloo Public Library Star Party, Waterloo Park
Details will be posted on the club's
website: kw.rasc.ca
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