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Star Party!

When: Saturday September 15 - 5:00pm to 1:00am +
Where:  Deep Sky Eye Observatory
Admission: $2 / person. A donation will be made to The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC)

As part of our 6th annual Starlight Festival here in SW Nova we will be hosting a star party at the Deep Sky Eye Observatory.

Tentative Schedule:

  • 5pm - 7pm:

    • BBQ Fund raiser by Quinan Fire Department - (location TBD)

    • East Coast Paddle demonstration and tryout - (down at the river by the camp fire area)

    • Kids craft by Amanda - (outside at the observatory)

    • Moon Impact Crater experiment

    • Solar Observing with special telescopes

  • 6:00pm: Welcome Message by Tim - (outside the observatory)

  • 6:15pm: Building a scale model of the solar system by Anita - (group activity, starts at the observatory)

  • 7:30pm: John Read - An Introduction To the Wondrous Night Sky - (outside at the observatory)

  • 8:30pm: Door Prize draws. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!

  • 8:30pm: Bon Fire (tentative), story telling by the Métis community.

  • 9:00pm - Telescope stargazing by John, Brenda, & Tim - (at the observatory and outside)

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Door Prizes include gift certificates, binoculars, & a Meade LightBridge Mini 114

The event will go ahead even if skies are cloudy.  If rain is in the forecast the event will be cancelled.

NOTE: BYOC - Bring your own chair :)

Keep an eye out on this page for additional details!


Cost / Payment

  • $2 per person. Part of the proceeds will go to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

How to Find Us

The Observatory is located at: 
338 Frotten Rd
Quinan, NS B0W 3M0


Phone: 902-648-2723


In order to take part please use the form below to register. 
Parking space is limited.