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A cosmic-curious youth1013 at the 2009 Astronomy in the Park event that will be happening again on August 16, 2014 at Porpoise Teresa Bartrim Bay Provincial Park. The all day event will feature telescopes, info and activities, sponsored by Sunshine Coast members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Photo Allan Forest

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wo events sky watchers and fun-seeking locals should mark on their calendars are a Star Party in Sandy Hook, this Saturday July 26 and Astronomy in the Park on August 16 at Porpoise Bay hosted by Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) Coast members. Astronomers and the Sandy Hook CommuMarch 29, 2012 nity Association will be hosting Star Party on July 26. Visitors taking in this outdoor event a short drive from Sechelt will be reminded that summer is a super time to look up and experi-

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ence our spectacular skies. “It’s a never ending display of celestial wonders,” says local star watcher and RASC member, Charles Ennis, “give me a dark sky with no clouds and I’ll show you a lot of stuff.” This will be the first event for the Sandy Hook area to make use of the Coast Society’s telescopes with keen astronomers sharing knowledge of cosmos with the public. Astronomy club spokesperson, Ennis says it’s a great way to reconnect with the night skies.

“People are encouraged to do all kinds of things to connect with nature,” Ennis said, but many forget how stargazing does that so well. Weather permitting, the Sandy Hook Star Party starts at 7:30 pm when solar scopes will be set up for viewing flares and sun spots. The night scopes will be set up by 9 pm at Tot Park, which is at the corner of Deerhorn Dr. and Skookumchuk Rd. See “Cosmic Event” continued on page 3

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