Chart the Dark Sky: What’s Up at Night!

Friday, October 9 (Rain or cloud date: Sat., Oct. 10) 
Friday, October 16 (Rain or cloud date: Sat. Oct. 17)
7:30 PM SHARP – 9:00 PM
This event is a very weather dependent.

Meet County night sky enthusiasts Ramesh Pooran and James Rose in front of the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO) at the National Wildlife Area.  They will focus your attention and their telescopes on stars and planets, the Milky Way, and the occasional satellite.  You will see Mars,  Jupiter and Saturn as well as star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.

Please back into parking spaces. Please cover your flashlight with red plastic (regular flashlights interfere with/do not preserve your night vision).  Bring binoculars and a folding chair.  Dress warmly,  temperatures are cooler near the water.  You will take home a chart of the night sky. This event is suitable those 5 years old and up.


Location:  6056 Long Point Rd., Prince Edward County
Admission:  $5 per person - limited to 30 people per night - register below  
Notes:  uneven ground, bring a lawn chair, please cover your flashlight with red plastic, check for ticks when you return home