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Nocturne Night Sky Festival

Thursday July 7th, 2016 to
Thursday July 14th, 2016


Vernissage:

Thu Jul 7th, 2016 — 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

and Thursday July 14 

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Festival of the Night Sky


Nocturne IIX  is a free, community-based, family-friendly art show and festival dedicated to the night hosted at Cube Gallery for 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.


Thursday, July 7

Free Dark Sky Party and Lecture


Lecture and Discussion: 7:30 - 9:00pm

Our Cosmic Origin

Gary Boyle “Our Cosmic Origin”. This lecture about how life began on Earth long ago. Essentially life was created from massive stars that died billions of years ago. It is true, we are all made of star stuff.

Gary Boyle was hooked on astronomy at the tender age of 8 years old. He is past president of the Ottawa Centre RASC as well as a monthly columnist for the the National web site of the RASC.  he has taught a beginners astronomy course at Algonquin College, done public outreach at campgrounds and senior homes as well as media interviews about our night sky.

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.

Thursday, July 14th

Free Dark Sky Party and Lecture


Lecture and Discussion: 7:30 - 8:30pm
"New Look at an Old Moon"
"Man in the Moon" astronomer Brian McCullough of the Royal Astronomical Society presents an engaging, interactive program of lunar discussion and activities for the entire family. Earth's moon "Luna" may be a familiar sight to all of us, but Brian's imaginative presentation is sure to get us looking at our closest celestial neighbour in an entirely new way.

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.