Bring the family and join the Sunshine Coast Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for the Starlight Coast Star Party on Saturday, Aug. 20th, from 3pm to midnight at the Sunshine Coast Centre Observatory at Sechelt Airport. There will be club telescopes, an information booth with membership information, displays and astronomy related giveaways. The Rotary Club will have their concession stand set up to serve refreshments.
The first “star” of the day will be the sun, and with the club’s safe solar telescopes, participants will be able to look for fiery prominences and sun-spots. Club members will be on hand with telescopes all afternoon and into the night to answer questions and show off the wonders of our universe.
Remember to bring a flashlight with a red light to preserve night vision.
The event is a free, family event, open to the public, weather permitting. Check on our website for updates: www.coastastronomy.ca