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Astronomy Day 2013

Come celebrate Astronomy Day 2013 with RASC Vancouver Centre and the SFU Astronomy Club at Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby campus! Admission for all events is free, but note that if you bring your car to campus, you will have to pay for parking.

From 11am to 4pm in the south hallway of the Academic Quadrangle (campus map), there will be many family oriented activities including:

  • Vendor displays
  • Mobile planetarium shows by Canadian Telescopes
  • Solar System/Planet displays
  • Solar telescope station
  • Apollo Mission Displays by Ted Stroman
  • Hands-on Physics station by Jim Bernath
  • Children’s craft tables
  • Astronomy Bingo
  • Solar System Walk by the SFU Astronomy Club
  • Lectures on various topics, including:
    • The Moon
    • Russian Space Program
    • History of the RASC
    • Scholars of Science
    • Chinese Space Program
  • and more

There will also be an evening lecture on campus at 7pm (separate Meet-up posting) followed by a star party (weather permitting).

 

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  • James

    The event was excellent. Outstanding effort from our volunteers.
    Something for everyone !
    Well done folks.
    I finally made a commitment to join the group.
    The lectures alone are well worth $73.00/year.
    Looking forward to more activities.

    April 29, 2013

  • Pomponia M.

    Thanks to all the volunteers who made this a fun event! Bill, that was the first time I saw the portable planetarium in action. A very nice substitute on a cloudy day!

    April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great!

    April 28, 2013

  • J.Karl M.

    The event took place indoors only (weather did not favour outside activities). The event was very well attended.

    April 27, 2013

    • J.Karl M.

      The length of the south corridor was essentially filled with RASC and SFU astronomy club display tables and activities. There were telescopes and telescope vendors setup as well. A know the SFU campus well; I knew where to go.

      April 28, 2013

  • Sharon

    I'm so sorry to have missed today's event. Bad luck! I hope to see you at your next meeting. I really would like to get some help learning how to use my telescope. Thanks!!

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good, but mostly about Past(Apollo, NASA etc.)
    Will be nice with few Future(US Space Battalion, US Army Space projects,
    Dutch's "Mars One" project(2023), Moon Colony project of Japan(2030) Russia(2032) etc.

    April 27, 2013

  • patricia

    Great event!. The planetarium was an amazing experience. Very family friendly event. My kids had a wonderful time. Thank yo!

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys my little ones are sick

    April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As long as the weather works we will be dere as we are on transit

    April 21, 2013

  • Mom

    Work meeting or myself and my son would be there.

    April 13, 2013

  • patricia

    Great event! I can't wait to go to his event with my kids!

    April 12, 2013

  • Dante

    2 guests

    April 12, 2013

  • Sam

    I'll bring my solar scope if weather permits. :) And the Dob for the night. :)

    April 12, 2013

  • J.Karl M.

    I've volunteered to set up both a solar scope and a regular scope, weather permitting.

    April 12, 2013

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