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August 13 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
It has been a tradition, in August when the Perseid Meteor Showers are at their peak, that the Conservancy host a “STARRY NIGHTS” event.
We’ve invited back our favourite expert, Scott Mair, who will show us some of earth’s closest neighbouring planets including Jupiter & its moons in a tour of the night skies, conditions permitting.
Everyone is welcome to join us for this event. If it’s clear we’ll have telescopes ready to scope-out some of the hidden gems of the night sky (if you have one of your own, feel free to bring it along).
Bring a blanket and/or tarp to lie on, something warm to wrap yourselves in, and a mug for a warm beverage, and join us for one of the highlights of the summer on Mayne Island!
Goodies & warm beverages by donation.
Scott Mair is a Victoria based nature ‘nerd’ and former director of the Center of the Universe Astronomy Interpretive Centre. He’ll give us a quick tour of the night sky, that will be spiced with quips only an avid astronomer could come up with. He will also give some tips and tricks on navigating our way through the planets and stars and understanding our place in the universe.
In the Northern Hemisphere, we rank the August Perseids as an all-time favorite meteor shower of every year. For us, this major shower takes place during the lazy, hazy days of summer, when everyone is feeling laid back. And what could be more luxurious than taking a siesta in the heat of the day so that you are ready for watching this summertime classic in the relative coolness of night?