Monday, April 19, 2004

International Astronomy Day Starnight

This Saturday is International Astronomy Day. My club, the RASC Niagara, will be holding events in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. On Saturday at noon there will be telescopes set up outside the Starbucks at Fairview Mall. These will have special solar filters for observing the sun and its spots. Later, beginning at 5 p.m., we will be set up at Firemens Park in Niagara Falls. Until the sun sets solar telescopes will be set up. After sundown there will be slide shows, and telescopes set up for looking at Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, the stars and galaxies. If you aren't local, here's a list of Astronomy Day activities across Canada and the States.