Keji Dark Sky Weekend
2015 Aug. 7–9
Kejimkujik Dark Sky Preserve
Join Parks Canada and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and learn more about the stars, planets, constellations, and galaxies in the night sky!
Schedule of Special Programming
Friday, August 7
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Visitor Center: Come meet astronomers from RASC and find out about the activites planned for the weekend. There will be a solar scope for sun viewing! Keji celebrates its 5th anniversary of Dark Sky Preserve Designation this year! What’s a birthday without a cake?
7:00 pm at the Tuck Shoppe in Jeremy's Bay Campground: “Walk the Moon” family program with Paul Heath of RASC. Free Moon Gazer Guides!
8:30 pm at Peter Point Parking Lot: Join for The Alchemists walk! The path is the goal. The Alchemists study how to combine the four elements to create gold. Join Keji’s achemists on this night walk to create another kind of magic. Sign-up required at the Visitor Center.
9:00 pm at the Sky Circle at P1 in Jeremy's Bay Campground: Meet Ursula for A’tukwaqnn (Communicative Storytelling) – Sit back, relax and let your mind travel back through time to a place when the Stone Canoe was carried by wind and the Invisible Hunter searched for a bride. Limited Parking! Please walk!
10:00 pm at the Sky Circle at P1 in Jeremy's Bay Campground: Join Quinn Smith of RASC and his magic Green Laser Pointer for a guided tour of the sky! This will be followed by public observing with RASC telescopes, weather permitting. Limited Parking! Please walk!
Saturday, August 8
1:00-4:00 pm at the Tuck Shoppe in Jeremy’s Bay Campground: Astronomy Drop-in! Ask an Astronomer, Learn to Use a StarFinder, Telescope Clinic (bring in your own telescopes for tips), How to Photograph Nightscapes and solar viewing!
8:30 pm. at the Amphitheatre at P2 in Jeremy's Bay Campground: Keynote Presentation by David Chapman of RASC: “The Magnificient Sky”
9:30 p.m. at the Sky Circle at P1 in Jeremy’s Bay Campground: Macrocosmos: Observe incredibly distant objects in the dark, pristine night skies of Kejimkujik. Lesley and Paul will help you discover what is going on in the sky tonight. This will be followed by public observing with RASC telescopes, weather permitting. Limited Parking! Please walk!
Sunday, August 17th
4:00 pm Keji Film Society – Meet at the indoor theater of the Visitor Center to watch Sisters of the Sun. This 60 minutes episode explores the violent cosmic phenomenon of supernovas, which on average occur once per galaxy per century or one billion times per year in the observable universe.
9:30 p.m. at the Sky Circle at P1 in Jeremy's Bay Campground: RAIN DATE/CLOUD DATE for Drop-in public observing with RASC telescopes weather permitting.
Regular admission fees apply
For more information, call (902) 682-2772