Northern Prairie Starfest
September 2, 2008 @ 12:00 am - September 7, 2008 @ 12:00 am EDT
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Edmonton Centre's 5th annual star party promises an unforgettable autumn weekend under the stars. The Phoenix Mars Rover will on the surface of Mars during this event, and the latest information from this rover will be presented by mission scientist Dr. Lange.Other daytime activities abound - the site is located on a major fall migration flyway and offers exceptional birding opportunities. Lakeshore campsites are available, with canoeing and fishing at your doorstep.
Access to the site is entirely by paved road about an hour from Edmonton, making this an easy way to join fellow amateur astronomers for some autumn observing at a convenient dark sky site.