Update - Due to a high cloud cover that rolled in late Friday afternoon, we are postponing the observing session by one day. We will try again on Saturday, Feb 16 at 6pm, same location.
It's time to bring out your scopes again. The forecast shows breaks in the clouds throughout the weekend and early sunsets give us lots of time under the stars including an hour or two with a young lunar crescent.
This weekend's observing will be in the Bloedel Conservatory parking lot in Queen Elizabeth Park. It's a rare location in the middle of Vancouver with no traffic, surrounding trees to block any direct light pollution, and a clear view of at least 70% of the sky. We'll try for Friday at 6pm. If it's cloudy Friday then Saturday, and if it's cloudy Saturday then Sunday. Follow @RASCVancouver on Twitter for updates!
The entrance to Bloedel Conservatory is near the intersection of Cambie and 33rd Avenue. Scopes will be set up in the parking lot highlighted with a yellow arrow. You may park in the lot, but remember to dim your headlights on the way in.