Conditions will be ideal for observing in Vancouver this upcoming week. We're a few days shy of the new moon and the sky is supposed to turn crystal clear from July 1 onward. What better way to celebrate Canada Day than some astronomy?
Due to a fireworks show planned for English Bay, we'll have to go outside the city to our favorite Boundary Bay location. It's at the end of 72nd Street in Delta / Ladner, next to King's Links golf course, about 1km past the Boundary Bay Airport (see map). Parking is free and you can set up your telescope beside your car.
Sunset on Canada Day is 9:21pm and it will be dark enough for observing by 10pm. Plan your setup time accordingly. If you arrive late, please dim your headlights since bright lights are not good for an astronomer's eyes.
You won't need your own telescope, but bring one if you have one. Binoculars also come in handy. This event is open to everyone, whether you're a seasoned astronomer or you've never used a telescope. All RASC events are free to attend, family friendly, and open to the public, no membership required.
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