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Club Activities

Club Activities and Events for 2017.




Events 2017

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
28 February
Astrophotography
Last date for entries for the astrophotography contest
10 March
Astrophotography
Voting for the astrophotography contest at the General Meeting
25 March
Annual Dinner
29 April
International Astronomy Day starparty, Waterloo Park
....Picnic Area #9 (shown as the number 4 in a pink square on the map) datails here
27 May,
Saturday
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 - Postponed until September
....camp Kintail on Lake Huron (datails here)
early July
Perimeter Institute Young Physicists Program Star Night.
It is a star party usually held at Tilker's.
July 20~23
Starfest
The largest annual gathering of astronomers in Canada.
28 July, Friday Stargazers 101
Conestoga Lake Star Party
....campground, Rain date is the next day
August 12
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.
August 21
Partial solar eclipse in the KW Area
August 25
Stargazers 101 Meeting at Conestoga Lake Conservation Area, fourth Friday of August, Rain date it the next day.
September 23
International Astronomy Day starparty, Waterloo Park, last Saturday of September
November 10
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.
Details will be posted on the club's
website: kw.rasc.ca
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