Saturday June 17 depending on weather and cloud cover*
Johnson's RV Park
*This is a potential date - if a 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. June 16 is a new moon night providing the perfect opportunity to view the stars and planets.
Please note, sunset for June 16 is 8:54 pm. Participants should bring a folding camp chair, bug spray (note: please keep its use to a minimum since some people are very sensitive to the odor of DEET) and dress warmly. The meeting point is the barn (garage) and a parking area will be identified just prior to reaching the barn.
8:30 pm – meet and greet in the barn, coffee served and introductions.
9:15 pm – move to the field adjacent to the barn with our lawn chairs, eyes adjusting to the night.
9:30 pm – presentation
10:15 pm – viewing through telescope
11:00 pm – bid farewell, clear the park.
As always on the South Shore sturdy footwear is advised.
At this time of year we will hear the night songs of Eastern Whip-poor-wills and American Woodcocks. We may be able to see Bats and if we are lucky Nighthawks swopping through the sky.
A Stroll donation of $10 per person to help with SSJI's advocacy expenses will be gratefully received.
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