When 59 days to go May 19, 2023 at 8:00pm 3 hrs
Where Helmer Road

Friday May 19 or Saturday May 20 depending on weather and cloud cover*

8 PM

Corner of Helmer and Babylon Roads*

*This is a potential site and date - if a site or date change is necessary we will advise everyone in advance.

Join local astronomy enthusiast Steve Burr and members of the Kingston and Belleville Royal Astronomical Society of Canada to view the night sky over the South Shore.  May 19 and 20 are new moon nights providing the perfect opportunity to view the stars and planets. We will meet at the corner of Babylon and Helmer Roads and walk down Helmer Road to a convenient place to set up telescopes. 

Please wear or bring a headset light or flashlight with a red bulb to reduce ambient light. There will be mosquitoes; however, since some people are very sensitive to the odor of DEET please keep your use of it to a minimum if possible. As always on the South Shore sturdy footwear is advised.

At this time of year we will also hear the night songs of Eastern Whip-poor-wills and American Woodcocks. A Stroll donation of $10 per person to help with SSJI's advocacy expenses will be gratefully received.

Will you come?