Banded Peak School Dark Sky Festival

I had the great opportunity to meet and video some outstanding young adults for a project I am assisting with for the Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area. The grade 5 and 6 students from Banded Creek School in Bragg Creek Alberta Canada are sure to be game changers in the future for protecting our dark sky and the world around us!

The Banded Peak School is hosting a Dark Sky Festival that is open to the public on Thursday May 31, 2018 from 1:30 – 5:30 pm.

Don’t let me invite you however, let the fantastic Grade 5 and 6 students do that!

I for one will be doing my very best to attend and cheer on these awesome students and support the role they are taking as future leaders!

I hope that you will attend too!

Star Night With The RASC

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Roll out the red carpet because the ASCCA is preparing for another star-studded evening. And who better to invite to such an evening than an organizaation celebrating its sesquicentennial, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC)?

Please join Stellar Steve Donaldson and his enthusiastic volunteer astronomers from the RASC for an evening dedicated to the real stars of the galaxy. Steve will guide us through what is in our current night skies from deep sky objects, the moon and everything in between. Afterwards, telescope viewing will be done outside Belvedere house with the volunteers. Although this is not an official 150th year RASC celebration, it still helps us support their endeavours to educate the public about all things astronomy related. If you are interested in other RASC 150th year celebrations, please go to https://www.rasc.ca/2018 .

Happy birthday RASC!

We will also be dedicating part of this evening to learning about the impacts of light pollution on the ASCCA and the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory.

Gord Hayes from Protect the Dark Sky will be joining us to share thoughts on the incoming Calgary SW Ring Road development and how to improve its planned lighting.

The evening will run in and outside of Belvedere House (the education building) at the top of 160 St. just south of 22x. Refreshments will be provided.

Time: Saturday April 7 from 7pm-10:45pm
Admission: FREE.

We will be accepting donations at the door. Any money raised at this event goes towards our conservation education programs. These award winning programs help us to continue to fulfill Ann & Sandy Cross’ wishes to promote conservation and help inspire the next generations of stewards in Alberta.

Please RSVP if you are interested in attending. (See picture above for RSVP details)