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North Frontenac Dark Sky Preserve event June 4, 2016


What: Come and see Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, asteroids and several deep sky objects such as star clusters, galaxies and nebulae

When: Saturday June 4 at dusk (8:46 p.m. sunset)

Where: The observation pad at the North Frontenac Dark Sky Preserve. Address: 5816 Road 506, four kilometers south-west of the village of Plevna, Ontario

Plevna, Ontario - On Saturday June 4, join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and other star gazing enthusiasts at the observation pad at the North Frontenac Dark Sky Preserve near the village of Plevna, Ontario.

"June 4 should be a great star gazing party because the moon won't be visible which is great for observing the night sky," said Betty Hunter event organiser of the North Frontenac Dark Sky Preserve. "Saturn, Mars and Jupiter will all be visible right after sunset and we should also be able to pick out some asteroids and deep sky objects," she said.

The general public is encouraged to bring binoculars or their own telescope.

The next event at the North Frontenac Dark Sky Preserve is scheduled for July 1 and 2. For a full list of events and other details visit: http://www.northfrontenac.com/dark-sky-preserve.html

 

At each organized event there will be members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in attendance to assist. All events are weather dependent.

About the North Frontenac Dark Sky Preserve

The Dark Sky Preserve in North Frontenac is located near Plevna, Ontario in the County of Frontenac, two hours from Ottawa and New York State, and four hours from Montreal and Toronto. The observation pad is one of the best places for stargazing in the province. It is a public space with amenities, including parking, accessible washroom and electrical service. Anyone can setup their telescope and enjoy the darkest skies in southern Ontario.

On August 3, 2013 the Township of North Frontenac became the first municipality in Canada to receive Dark Sky Preserve status from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Visit http://www.northfrontenac.com/dark-sky-preserve.html for more details. The physical address of the observation pad is 5816 Road 506, just south of Plevna, Ontario.

For more information contact

Corey Klatt, Manager of Community Development

[email protected]

613-479-2231 extension 233

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