OAFs – Ottawa Astronomy Friends

Public Observing Coming Events

During the COVID-19 pandemic, OAFs stopped doing public “sidewalk astronomy” events.  We miss it, and hope we’re in a position to be able to safely resume, maybe in the spring or summer of 2024.

Update: We’re doing our first Sidewalk Astronomy event in several years on May 18, 2024, to celebrate International Astronomy Day.  See us in front of Kanata Chapters (Indigo).

News: the Ottawa chapter of RASC has resumed its star parties at the Diefenbunker. Check their Star Party list to stay informed (or updates via Twitter, Meetup, or Facebook).  Check the RASC web site or Facebook page for the latest information on COVID protocols.

OAFs are strong supporters of RASC and their events, and most of us will be at the RASC star parties with scopes.

Watch our twitter feed (see right margin) for the latest.

Event Where When
Next Dark Sky Public Star Party Carp Diefenbunker TBD
Next Sidewalk Solar Observing Kanata Chapters TBD
Next Sidewalk Astronomy Kanata Chapters Tentative: May 18, 2024, 8 PM

Other OAFs Stuff

  • A page of links to other articles such as observing tips, star-party etiquette, questionable humour, etc.

One thought on “OAFs – Ottawa Astronomy Friends”

  1. Hi, I have a 7 year old who is interested in space, stars, planets, that kind of thing. I’m looking for opportunities to nurture his interest. Are there any gatherings or events that would be appropriate for a 7 year old? I’d love to take him star gazing occasionally & even let him stay up past his 8 pm bedtime to do so. We live in Aylmer, Quebec in case that matters.

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