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NOCTURNE VII Vernissage

Wednesday July 1st, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Festival of the Night Sky

Nocturne VII is a free, community-based, family-friendly art show and festival dedicated to the night hosted at Cube Gallery for two Wednesdays and two Thursdays this year. 
Too often we cheat the night of darkness by creating light pollution that dims the stars above. Nocturne festival creatively counters that with free lectures, music, sidewalk telescope parties and local businesses all celebrating the night sky.

event Schedule July 1 - 9


Wednesday, July 1st

7:30 - 8:30pm
Lecture and Discussion:
"How to buy and care for a new or used telescope
Kent Goranson is manager and one of the founders of Focus Scientific in Ottawa, the longest running telescope retailer in Canada.
After the Lecture:  A NASA documentary video about New Horizons a robotic spacecraft mission currently en route to the dwarf planet Pluto. It will be the first spacecraft to fly by and study Pluto and its moons, with an estimated arrival date at the Pluto--Charon system a few days after our Festival on 14 July 2015. 

Thursday, July 2nd

Free Dark Sky Party and Lecture

Lecture and Discussion: 7:30 - 9:00pm
The Beauty, Mystery and Allure of the Night Sky
Mike Moghadam of the Ottawa Centre Royal Astronomical Society of Canada shares the awe-inspiring wonders of our night sky that have captured the imaginations and curiosity of countless people. For most of us in the city, the night sky is all about twinkling lights and the Moon. Looking closer at these lights reveals much more - the night sky is filled with the unexpected and objects of unimaginable beauty. Furthermore, the charm of the cosmos starts right here in our neighbourhood, our own solar system.

Sidewalk Star Party : Aprox 9:30 - 11:30pm
After the sun sets a family friendly sidewalk star party will be hosted by Ottawa's branch of RASC the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Set up on the sidewalk in front of Cube Gallery and on Julian Ave. featuring telescopes, videos and star viewing courtesy local amateur astronomers and members of RASC.

Sunday, July 5th

Vernissage : 3:00 - 5:00pm
Denis Larouche
E=MC Cubed” a Quantum Landscapes exhibit by artist Denis Larouche.  For more information about this month long exhibition: Click Here.

Wednesday, July 8th

7:30 - 8:30pm
Lecture and Discussion:
Art and the Cosmos

Sandra Paikowsky (Art History, Concordia) and Peter Watson, (Physics, Carleton University) Dating back to Giotto (Adoration of the Magi), artists have had a fascination for astronomy. These two experts will examine a number of famous paintings which have a link to the universe. Sandra will provide the meaning and context to these works and Peter will discuss their relationship to astronomy.

Thursday, July 9th

Free Dark Sky Party and Lecture

Lecture and Discussion: 7:30 - 8:30pm
"Science, Art and the Night Sky"
Ruth Dick Ottawa photographer, lawyer and philosophy instructor. Is the cold view of science superior to warmer creative ways of looking at the universe?  Ruth Dick uses philosophy to help us see that perhaps scientific knowledge can be an ally to creative approaches to the night sky.
After the Lecture:  A selection of videos about our solar system and universe including The Observable Universe, a video that illustrates the scaled size of our universe from quarks to the entirety of the observable universe.

Sidewalk Star Party : Aprox 9:30 - 11:30pm
After the sun sets a family friendly sidewalk star party will be hosted by Ottawa's branch of RASC the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Set up on the sidewalk in front of Cube Gallery and on Julian Ave. featuring telescopes, videos and star viewing courtesy local amateur astronomers and members of RASC.

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Local Businesses Celebrate Nocturne

Emulsify
1283 Wellington 613 695-6457
A wonderful Window Display in celebration of the Nocturne Festival and the Night Sky we all love.

Won Ton House
1300 Wellington (613-728-8885)
Enjoy a dish inspired by the planet Neptune - "Neptune Delight!" Chinese tradition associates planets with the basic forces of nature.

Twiss + Weber
1282 Wellington (613-761-1701)
A celestial window display in honour of the beauty of the night sky.

The Merry Dairy
All around Town! (613 858-7560)
Celebrating the night sky on the street at the festival on Thursday July 2nd and Thursday July 9th - with the new "Spiral Galaxy Cone", chocolate frozen custard with white chocolate sauce drizzled on top; the "nebula cone", dark chocolate with clusters of rainbow sprinkles; and the "solar flare", a vanilla cone with caramel burst.

House of Barons Barber Shop
1309 Wellington St. W. (613-680-1309
House of Barons is displaying an out of this world Nocturne painting from the Cube Collection.

Hintonburg Public House
1020 Wellington Street West (613.421.5087)
HPH will be offering a 'Space Balls' cocktail. Fresh Mint/Spiced Rum/Lime/Vanilla Syrup/Cucumber/Soda
Available at The Hintonburg Public House July 1st-9th for the Nocturne VII.  HPH is also screening SPACEBALLS in the dining room Sunday July 5th at 9:30pm.

A Thing For Chocolate
1262 Wellington (613-695-3533)
Indulge in a chocolate dessert filled with Home-made Ashta, honey, and nuts – “Milky Way”. For a limited time only for the Nocturne Festival!
 
Wheelhouse
1279 Wellington (613-404-4099)
A window displaying some wonderful Nocturne paintings from the Cube Collection.

Petit Bills
1293 Wellington (613-729-2500)
Drop by our sidewalks patio and enjoy our new cocktail celebrating astronomical science: "Europa!" (the ice moon of Jupiter).

Osgood Properties
1284 Wellington (613-729-0656)
Osgood Properties will be turning off their outdoor lights and helping out with the Royal Astronomical Society's Telescope evenings and Sidewalk Star Party!


World of Maps
1235 Wellington (613 724-6776)
World of Maps has maps, books and much more dealing with the Night Sky. See a globe of the moon or a mobile of our Solar System. There are telescopes or binoculars to gaze up, and also star discs, posters, books and atlases dealing with our planet Earth's location in this Solar System as well as images of our Galaxy and even... the entire Universe!

Bridgehead
1277 Wellington  (613 725-5500)
Our favorite local coffee bar will be generously serving free coffee to all the telescope enthusiasts on our two Thursday eve sidewalk star parties.

Ottawa Bagel Shop and Deli
1321 Wellington (613 722-8753)
Our Famous Bagel Shop will be offering patrons some great specials for the star gazer in you. Enjoy gazing at Saturn this summer with a heavenly gelato.  Ask the staff to pack you the store's special Stargazers Picnic Basket to bring with you on your nocturnal adventure!

Gallery 3
1281b Wellington (613-728-1281)
During Nocturne 7 Gallery Three will be featuring a window display featuring the light artist: Kenneth Emig 'Short Yellow"  Light, Acrylic, Mirror,Wood


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