Sorauren Stargazers

Join Sorauren Stargazers for autumn stars and planets
And a preview of the lunar eclipse on the night of Nov. 18-19, 2021

UPDATE: Unfortunately the weather is not cooperating with the heavy cloud cover and even chance of snow (!) for the evening of November 18, according to Environment Canada. Therefore the November 18 event is cancelled.

Stay tuned for another date when there are interesting things to see in the sky. If you are up late tonight/early tomorrow morning and there is a break in the clouds, be sure to gaze at the moon, which will be in partial eclipse (in Earth’s shadow). The peak of the eclipse will be about 4 am, but it takes place over six hours.

Summer 2021 Season Wrap-up

Thanks to everyone who came out to our three Sorauren Stargazing events in August. We were blessed with mostly clear skies and good viewing for a park located in a bright city.

Through the telescope, we had good views of the four biggest moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn, with many participants seeing these celestial sights for the first time with their own eyes. We took tours of the brightest summer constellations and stars and learned how to find Polaris, the North Star. Venus appeared briefly and over the course of the three viewings, our own Moon got brighter, giving us some great views of the craters and “seas.” We saw five Perseid meteors on August 12, many satellites, and enjoyed a bonus fly-over of the International Space Station on August 2. There is always something to see in the sky!

Many asked for more opportunities to view and learn about the night sky. Use the form below to sign up for Sorauren Stargazing alerts and event notices (the email list is used only for this purpose). Or follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @SoraurenPark for future Stargazing gatherings.

Meet at the shipping container in the park for each program. Weather dependent – sign up for alerts or follow @SoraurenPark on social media for updates.

Sorauren Stargazers Email Alert Sign-up

Complete this form to get email alerts on alternate dates, cancellations, and special opportunities like International Space Station fly-over viewings. Also let us know if you’d like to volunteer and have any special experience or stargazing equipment. You can unsubscribe from this list and the list is not shared or used for purposes other than Sorauren Park information.

Transit of Venus at Sorauren Park
Transit of Venus, 2012, observed at Sorauren Park. The image of the planet moving across the face of the sun is projected through a binocular lens

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