Members of RASC-Vancouver will have telescopes in Selvey Park and invite you to come view the winter sky with us. If you have binoculars or a telescope, please feel free to bring them.
Dress warm and wear suitable footwear for wet grass. There is no food or drink at the park. The portable toilet is also not there in the winter.
Selvey Park is a nice dark site so please do not bring white flashlights and avoid using cameral flash. A red flashlight will preserve our night vision so we can better see some of the fainter objects in the night sky.
The Moon will be one day past first quarter which means it will be overhead at the start of the evening. This will give us a chance to view the lunar straight wall, also known as Rupes Recta. This feature is best viewed when the angle of lunar sunrise is just right as it will be on this night. It is a sloping escarpment 240 to 300 metres high by about 2.5 km long.
We will also be able to view Jupiter, the Pleiades, Orion Nebula, Andromeda galaxy and other bright winter time celestial objects.
The event is weather dependant and I will post by 6pm on the night if we have to postpone. Hope to see you there.