Star Party at the Fort St. James National Historic Site

The stars will hopefully appear over Stuart Lake this weekend.

On August 27, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Fort St. James National Historic Site will be hosting a Star Party.

  • Aug. 19, 2011 1:00 p.m.

The stars will hopefully appear over Stuart Lake this weekend.

On August 27, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Fort St. James National Historic Site will be hosting a Star Party.

The gathering will take place at the site, and lights will be turned off to aid star viewing by the large telescopes the society will be bringing for the event.

At 8 p.m. there will be in information session at the historic park, and after dark until the wee hours will be for viewing.

“Last year it was phenomenal,” said Pat Short, a member of the society.

The view of the stars out over the lake benefits from low light pollution, said Short, and last year, the event happened to fall when BC Hydro was also doing a power outage, so the entire town went dark for it.

 

The event is free, and people could be there most of the night, so even after you get your fill of Music on the Mountain, you could unwind by looking at some stars.

 

 

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