Fall for the Stars Dark Sky Weekend, September Edition
This fall, we invite you for a second weekend of Dark Sky activities! Search Keji's spectacular fall night skies for planets, galaxies, constellations and much more. Come celebrate the Fall Equinox with us! Presented in partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC).
Friday, September 22
1 pm to 4 pm at the Visitor Centre: Meet RASC amateur astronomers and get the latest on Dark Sky Weekend events. See sunspots and prominences on the Sun with safely filtered telescopes!
6:30 to 9:30 pm Gourmet Fall Night Hike to Peter Point: Join RASC volunteers, Keji interpreters and Boxing Rock on this fall night hike. Watch Sunset and Moonset at Peter Point and wait for the stars and Milky Way to come out in one of the darkest spots in Keji with a good sky view. There will be a tasting of the Dark as Keji beer and food pairing on the way to Peter Point, offered by Boxing Rock! Weather permitting. Sign-up required at the Visitor Centre or by calling 902-682-2772; space limited to 25 participants. $14.70/person. This is a 19 years and older event.
7:30 pm to 11pm Night Sky Photography Workshop: join photographer Mike Bayer for a FREE night sky and light painting photography workshop. This workshop will be an introduction to the fun and creative world of night sky and light painting photography. Space limited to 6 participants. Sign-up required by registering on EventBrite. Contact Mike for more information.
8:30 pm at the Sky Circle at P1 in Jeremy's Bay Campground: Join RASC under the stars at the Sky Circle for binocular and telescope views of the heavens, a laser night sky tour, nightscape photography, cosmic music, and sky stories. Bring a blanket or a warm jacket to enjoy a crisp evening outside on this first evening of the fall! (Weather permitting). Limited Parking; please walk.
Saturday, September 23
1 pm to 4 pm at the Visitor Centre: Astronomy Drop-in! Bring us your sick telescopes, observe the Sun safely, cool giveaways, Ask Us Anything!
7 pm at the Visitor Centre Theatre: Keynote presentation by amateur astronomer Pat Kelly: "The Moons of Jupiter". Come early to get good seats. There will be door prizes!
9 pm at the Sky Circle at P1 in Jeremy’s Bay Campground: Your Guides to the Galaxy: Gaze upon starlit skies and explore the ways stars have guided us through the ages. Paul and Lesley will help you discover what's going on in the sky tonight. This will be done in conjunction with public observing using RASC telescopes, weather permitting. Bring a blanket or a warm jacket to enjoy a crisp evening outside. Limited Parking! Please walk!
Saturday, September 30
Savour the Trail
Discover a different way to savour the fall at Kejimkujik. Take to the trails and experience stunning colours and delicious flavours – served up by Mother Nature and NS Community College’s culinary arts students of Lunenburg Campus and participating local suppliers. Sample a variety of nature-inspired and locally sourced dishes and beverages while taking in the beautiful fall scenery of Kejimkujik. It will satisfy your soul, and your palate.
As of August 14th, email your ticket request to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide a contact phone number. Tickets are $44 per adult (tax included). Tickets are limited, so reserve early to avoid disappointment. SOLD OUT EVENT. Email email@example.com to inquire about a waiting list.