Beginner’s Guide to Observing the Night Sky (Shelburne) | Sat 10 Mar PDF Print E-mail

On Any Night—Take a Journey to the Farthest Reaches of the Universe:

A Beginner’s Guide to Observing the Night Sky

Osprey Arts Centre – 107 Water St., Shelburne, Nova Scotia

ospreyartscentre.ca, facebook.com/ospreyartscentre

 
Saturday March 10 – 7:00pm - Beer tasting. 7:30pm - Astronomy presentation
 

Tony Schellinck is returning to the Osprey Theatre in Shelburne for a second astronomy presentation! This event is presented in partnership with Boxing Rock Brewing Co. and their Dark as Keji Black IPA which they released to raise awareness and funds for dark sky programming at Kejimkujik National Park. Beer tasting will be available prior to the presentation. Host Tony Schellinck will show you how, with minimal investment you can start to find deep sky objects (DSOs) in the night sky. Using photographs he has taken of the stars, he will show you how to use binoculars and small telescopes to find a galaxy, planets and their moons, nebula, open clusters and globular clusters. Viewing the night sky will never be the same again. If you have binoculars please bring them to the show as you will be able to practice finding deep sky objects while in the theatre. Tony has binoculars to borrow during the show if you do not have a pair to bring.
If the weather cooperates, after the show we will go out to a darkish place nearby and find these objects in the night sky using binoculars.


Admission by donation. Limited seating is available – the event is presented in the balcony for optimal distance from the projections.