Bring your telescope and binoculars, and join us for our evening observing sessions.
The Sky Tour
Glenn Norman and Rock Mallin will give a tour of the night sky on Friday at 10pm.The Sky Tour will be conducted in the field just west of the main tent. With Rock Mallin at the controls, Glenn will take you on a tour of deep sky objects in full view with the Mallincam, providing amazing live video images in real time. You dont want to miss this event! (Saturday night if cloudy)
"Sunspot" Solar Observing Session
Join us for a guided solar viewing session on Friday 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. next to the Baseball Field. A variety of telescopes and filters will be used to observe the sun.
Participants will have the opportunity to buy, sell or trade astronomical articles on Saturday, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The swap tables will be located on the basketball court. These tables are not for commercial sales. Individuals will be responsible for their own property at the tables.
Saturday morning, 10:30 to 11:30. Join Brian and Diane for some fun experiments or crafts.
Parent or Guardian attendance is mandatory, ages 5-8 only.
Friday Night at the Movies
On Friday night at 7:00 p.m. a movie with an astronomical theme will be shown in the Rec Hall.
If it's cloudy on Friday or Saturday night, the CELESTRIVIA challenge will be held in the Main Tent after the evening program. In this test of astronomical knowledge, teams will be competing for valuable prizes. To participate in this event make up a team of four people, give your team a name and be prepared to answer astronomical questions in the following categories: Constellation Lore, Famous Astronomers, Star Names, Solar System, Telescopes Big and Small, The Messier Objects, Astrophysics 101, Music of the Spheres, Identify the Photo and Grab Bag. The team with the most correct answers wins.
Door Prize Draw Rules
On Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. the door prize draw will be held in the Main Tent. Thousands of dollars of astronomical merchandise, provided by the astronomical retailers and manufactures participating in Starfest, will be given away. You must claim your prize at the time your name is drawn. If you are not present when your name is drawn, another name will be drawn until the prize is given away. Your name is automatically entered into the draw if you paid a registration fee as follows: One draw ticket per individual registration, two draw tickets for each family registration, and one draw ticket for each youth registration.
A limited quantity of Starfest T-shirts, Sweatshirts, baseball caps, toques and pins will be available. To avoid disappointment, order your promotional items with your pre-registration.
Get into the Club
Astronomy is a community activity. The North York Astronomical Association is an organized group of amateur astronomers who enjoy observing, astrophotography and many other astronomy related activities. To satisfy the needs and interests of our members the club maintains two observing sites, and holds monthly meetings and observing sessions. Membership in the NYAA is open to all. Membership: $40 individual, $50 family. In addition, there is a $20 site access fee which allows unlimited access to our two observing sites, one near Schomberg (approx. 45 mins. West of Toronto) and the other at Oak Heights (1 hour east of Toronto).
Longitude: 80° 50' 27" W, Latitude: 44° 04' 28" N, Elevation: 400 metres.
Starfest 2013 will be held August 8-11 2013