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Spruce Woods Provincial Park


Spruce Woods Provincial Park
MB-5, Glenboro, MB R0K 0X0

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Sep 03 2021 - Sep 06 2021


All Day

Spruce Woods Star Party

This is the premiere members-only event of the year for RASC Winnipeg!

Once again the Spruce Woods Star Party Committee is gearing up to produce an amazing event for members of the Winnipeg Centre!  While we may have to adjust things to conform to public health requirements and any requirements from the Park, we’re hoping to a bit of a return to normalcy.

Entry to the Park is from Highway #5 from either the North (off Hwy #1 at Carberry) or the South (off Hwy #2 at Glenboro). The observing site is at latitude 49.6687913N longitude 99.249839W. Once in the park (you will need a park pass) proceed North as indicated on the facing page past the Winter Recreation Area to the Star Party field.

Please see the detailed schedule of events below!

Friday Sep 3

3:00 PM:  Star party opens

  • Upon arrival to the star party grounds, follow signage and instructions on where to set up.   
  • Big campers to be set up at the North end of the observing field.
  • If you have a generator let the star party coordinator guide you to where you can set up.

8:00 PM: Announcements

9:00 PM till dawn: Observing/astrophotography

The observing circle will be open for those that wish to observe as a group!

Saturday Sep 4

 10:00 AM – 8 PM: Registration meet and greet

 1:00 PM – 1:10 PM:  Welcome remarks and announcements

1:10 PM:  Telescope and equipment tour – Join us for a guided tour of astronomical set ups around the observing field.

3:30 PM:  Swap table opens – Bring your astronomical items for swap, trade, or sell!  Be on time… don’t miss out on a deal!

9:00 PM till dawn:  Observing/astrophotography

9:00 PM;  Gerry Smerchanski’s bino tour – Arrive a few minutes early to get comfy… bring your lounger, a blanket, binoculars if you have as Gerry takes us for a guided tour of the night sky!

Sunday Sep 5

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM outdoor talks and outdoor workshops – subjects to be announced.

8:30 PM outdoor workshop under the stars, meet at the observing circle.

9:00 PM till dawn:  Observing/astrophotography

Monday September 6

9:00 – 10:00 AM Continental breakfast at hospitality tent.

10:30 AM: Closing remarks followed by group photo – be there! 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM:  Tear down and clean up

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