TERRESTRIAL / CELESTIAL is a unique event hosted by The Vancouver Mycological Society, The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Vancouver Centre, and by artist Diane Borsato.
On Saturday May 8th, amateur mycologists will host amateur astronomers for an afternoon mushroom foray, from 2PM-6PM in Maple Ridge, and astronomers will host mycologists at an evening star party at a dark sky site also located in Maple Ridge, from 8PM-11PM.
The events are free and open to beginners, but space is limited to 15 registered guests from this Meetup group, due to the sensitivity of the nature preserve, and the limited capacity of the observing site. Only registered members will able to attend. Restaurant suggestions will be provided, for a quick dinner in the area during the time between the two parts of the program.
To register, if space is still available, we require the number of people in your party (limited to 4 per registration), and your e-mail address and phone number. Once your registration is received, an event organizer will contact you with details of the locations.
Before registering, please read the information below on the two forays, to be sure they are suitable for you and any guests you intend to bring!
TERRESTRIAL: Mushroom Foray hosted by The Vancouver Mycological Society.
Date: Saturday May 8th, rain or shine.
Location: Maple Ridge.
Time: 2pm sharp - 6pm.
You will be asked to arrive promptly to meet the group. You will forage in the woods from 2pm - 5pm, followed by a mushroom ID discussion at the meeting place until 6pm. Bring clothing and footwear appropriate for hiking and weather. A knife, basket, and/or paper bags are recommended for collecting specimens. Bring snacks, and water.
CELESTIAL: Evening Star Party hosted by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Vancouver Centre.
Date: Saturday May 8th.
Time: 8pm sharp - 11PM.
Location: Maple Ridge.
It is essential for our guests to arrive at the designated location by 8PM. Please also note that there are no bathrooms at the observing site, so our guests are advised to use the bathrooms at the restaurant where they get dinner, before proceeding to the site.
Bring warm clothing. Telescopes will be available for viewing. In the event of cloudy skies or rain, the event will be changed to an interactive presentation entitled Star Gazing for Beginners at 8pm at the Simon Fraser University campus. E-mail updates and information on-site in the afternoon will inform registered participants of any changes to the event.