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Kouchibouguac National Park

Group of people looking at stars
The Kouchibouguac Star Fest is an opportunity to spend time with astronomers in a Dark Sky Preserve.
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Star Fest

May 22-24 2015

Parks Canada and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada invite you to a weekend of stargazing!

Kouchibouguac Star Fest offers a weekend of fun stargazing activities for the whole family. Under the unique Dark Sky of Kouchibouguac, catch a glimpse of Saturn and Moon craters, peer at the Milky Way, and spot distant galaxies, nebulae and star clusters—all with the help of astronomers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

This year again we welcome volunteers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in the Park! Imagine: you could plug your smart phone or your dslr camera to the telescope to take a picture of the sun, Jupiter, Venus or Saturn!

Get a start on the delights of spring hiking and camping, and learn something fun!

In the advent of a cloudy sky, certain activities might be modified or cancelled, or location changed. Get the latest info: (506) 876-2443


May 22: Solar observations from 2 pm to 4 pm. "What's up?" presentation (in English) at the outdoor theatre, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Then meet at site 194 for sky observations with telescopes until around 11 p.m.

May 23: From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. drop in at sight 194 for solar observations, a telescope clinic (bring yours if you don’t know how to use it and let the experts show you how!) and interactive activities. From noon until 1:30 pm, kids and families can participate in interactive and hands-on activities with astronomers. At 8 p.m., presentation (in French) at the outdoor theatre and after that, meet at site 194 for sky observations until around 11 p.m.

May 24: From 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., solar observations at site 194.