Last night was the RASC star party at the Diefenbunker, and it was a perfect night. I haven’t heard the official counts, but there were about 15 ‘scopes, and over a hundred visitors. At dusk, before fully dark, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars were all visible, and being shown in most of the scopes. As dark came on most people switched to deep-sky objects. The sky was very clear, good transparency, and good seeing. It was also, finally, pleasantly cool, temp around 10°. A great evening. With luck, next weekend we might manage another sidewalk session too.
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Public Observing Coming Events
During the COVID-19 pandemic, OAFs has 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 summer of 2023.
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.
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|Next Dark Sky Public Star Party||Carp Diefenbunker||TBD|
|Next Sidewalk Solar Observing||Kanata Chapters||TBD|
|Next Sidewalk Astronomy||Kanata Chapters||TBD|
Other OAFs Stuff
- A page of links to other articles such as observing tips, star-party etiquette, questionable humour, etc.
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