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The September 2016 meeting will be held at the Rockwood Park Interpretation Centre on September 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Special Event Notice - Join local members of the RASC NB provincial astronomy club on August 12, 2016 in celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Irving Nature Park's designation as Canada's first Urban Star Park. Starting at 8:30 PM with a brief talk at the Interpretative Shelter, we will move to the nearby observing ground where several telescopes will be set up. Evening highlights will be the craters and mountains on the Moon, Saturn with its fascinating rings, reddish Mars, and locating Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury. With the Perseid meteor shower near its peak we are likely to see the sky punctuated with shooting stars.

And on October 7, 2016 Kick off your Thanksgiving weekend with an evening of stargazing with members of the RASC NB provincial astronomy club. Starting at 7:00 PM with a brief talk at the Interpretative Shelter, we will move to the nearby observing ground where several telescopes will be set up for views of Moon and Saturn. When twilight fades to darkness we will see star clusters, distant galaxies, and nebulous clouds from both newborn and dying stars. Some telescopes will be equipped with adapters to allow you to capture close-ups of the Moon with your phone camera. The amateur astronomers will be happy to show you the constellations and answer your questions on telescopes and stargazing.

As with all park events, this is offered free of charge by J.D. Irving, Limited. Donít forget to bring a mug for hot chocolate, and bring an extra layer or two as the park can get chilly after sunset. If it is cloudy we will try again on the following Saturday evening

Location: Irving Nature Park - Observation Lookout Parking Lot Questions? Call the park at (506) 653-7367

Welcome to the Saint John Astronomy Club. We meet the first Saturday of every month - long weekends sometimes excepted when we meet the following weekend. .

The meeting starts at 7:00 PM and generally runs 2 - 3 hours. The meetings are always informal and are open to anybody interested in talking about Astronomy.

No experience necessary!

For a sneak peek and overview of some of our activities and services we offer check out this presentation.

We look forward to seeing you at any of our activites!

The meeting starts at 7:00 PM and generally runs 2 - 3 hours. The meetings are always informal and are open to anybody interested in talking about Astronomy. No experience necessary. We look forward to seeing you!

If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to Contact Us

Most recent club minutes: July 2016

What's Up: Summer 2016

SJAC Library Card Catalogue / SJAC Library Pictures - Book availble for borrowing. Contact June for details

Astro Zoo Handout: Citizen Science and Crowd Sourced Astronomy (compiled by Matthew West)





 
The Clear Sky Clock is an extremely useful tool for Astronomers. It is used to predict observing conditions and has been proven to be extremely accurate. For more information or details on how to interpret, please visit the Clear Sky Clock home.