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The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Edmonton Centre) would like to invite anybody who is interested in everything Astronomical (from learning to use a telescope to taking pictures like a professional). We will be posting monthly meetings as well as events that the Edmonton Centre is hosting around the city/province and would love for you to join us. For more information, check out www.edmontonrasc.com, follow us on Twitter @EdmontonRASC; join our group on Facebook RASC Edmonton Centre or like our Facebook page Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Edmonton Centre

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16th Annual Northern Prairie Star Party - 2019

Black Nugget Lake Campground

The sixteenth annual Northern Prairie Star Party will be held at the Black Nugget Lake campground (https://www.beaver.ab.ca/tourism/campgrounds/black-nugget-lake) south east of Tofield from September 24 to 29, 2019. Most of our group activities will occur on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28. This event is open to the public – registration fees apply. Camping fees apply if staying overnight.* For more information, please review the schedule and rules & regulations (PDF) (please see photos attached to this event) and the Northern Prairie Star Party main page (https://edmontonrasc.com/northern-prairie-star-party/#info). If you need more information or have questions, please email Rick Bramm ([masked]). Saturday Afternoon Program (September 28) 1:45 pm Project-based astronomy: a fantastic way to ignite students’ interest in science Ian Doktor, Jasper Place High School physics and math teacher (with students) 2:45 pm Liftoff! The Story of the First Made-In-Alberta Satellites Callie Lissina, Project Manager, AlbertaSat, University of Alberta 3:45 pm Solar system dynamics and the remaining outstanding puzzles in our understanding of planetary formation Brett Gladman, Full Professor, UBC and Canada Research Chair in Planetary Astronomy Telescope Clinics Are you going to NPSP and are you going to bring your telescope? Are you confused about using your telescope? Then keep reading. More details will be posted in the coming months. Observing Certificates More details will be posted in the coming months. T-Shirts More details will be posted in the coming months. Spectacular Prizes!! More details will be posted in the coming months. Interested in Donating a Prize? If you would like to donate a prize, please email Rick Bramm ([masked]). * It is highly recommended that star party attendees who are planning to camp overnight reserve a site in the northern portion of the campground as soon as possible. Starting May 1, call the campground operator at[masked] to reserve, stating that you are attending the Northern Prairie Star Party. If you need more information or have questions, please email Rick Bramm ([masked]).

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