The Sky—Yours to Discover
Presented at Halifax Public Library branches by amateur astronomers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) Halifax Centre.
Is Anyone Out There? (Paul Heath)
Ages 7+. Explore where life might be found in the Solar System and beyond, then see if we can discover what they would look like!! Can You Spot the ALIEN?!
Comet Tales (Dave Chapman)
Ages 7+. The appearance in the sky of a great comet has been fascinating and frightening humankind for thousands of years. We will recall tales of great comets from bygone times and learn about the true “dirty snowball” nature of comets. Will there be any great comets passing by this year?
Constellations: Stars & Sky Stories (Paul Heath or Dave Chapman)
All ages. Learn to find some key stars and constellations and the stories behind them. Why do many cultures see a bear in the sky? Hear the Mi’kmaw story of Muin and the Seven Bird Hunters.
CENTRAL: Thursday, February 12/7 p.m.
Set Course for Ceti Alpha V (Pat Kelly)
Science has provided several methods for detecting what only sci-fi writers have dreamed about—planets around other stars. Hear the latest and how you can keep track of them. And yes, there’s an app for that.
ALDERNEY GATE: Wednesday, February 4/7 p.m.
Astronomy with Binoculars (Paul Heath)
Learn how to choose binoculars for astronomy and how to use them to explore the Moon, planets, star clusters, and the brighter galaxies and nebulae. You may already have what you need to get started!
WOODLAWN: Wednesday, February 11/7 p.m