Earth Hour Campfire and Stargazing - Sat, Mar 25 2017

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Earth Hour Campfire and Stargazing (3/25/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Learn
Event Location: Coronation Park and Telus World of Science
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 25 2017  7:30 PM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 25 2017 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2.5-3 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Coordinator(s): Ryan
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Member Cost:$1.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Celebrate Earth Hour by joining us at Coronation Park for a marshmallow roast. Afterwards, weather permitting, we will try to do some stargazing at the Telus World of Science RASC Observatory.

Earth Hour is a global symbolic gesture to raise awareness about climate change. People in cities across the globe have been asked to turn their lights off between 8:30PM and 9:30PM on March 25th, in order to show their support for this cause.

We will meet at SITE 2 of Coronation Park (blue canopy) for the marshmallow roast. The $1 cost will go towards the cost of purchasing supplies for the group. Any extra funds collected will be submitted as donations to the EOC. If you have access to firewood and are able to help us out, please let me know in advance how much you will be able to bring.

After the marshmallow roast, we'll head over to the observatory, which is located adjacent to the main building of the Telus World of Science on its south-east side. Astronomers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Edmonton take care of several telescopes in the observatory, and will hopefully be able to see something really cool, such as stars, planets and nebulae. There is no cost to visit the observatory, but whether we will be able to see anything obviously depends on having clear skies. If the sky is cloudy, the marshmallow roast will still go ahead, but we'll have to take our chances with the stargazing (we might get lucky - sometimes just a slight break in the clouds is enough!).

After spending some time looking at the stars, we can converge at a nearby restaurant where we will warm up.

Please Note:
It is still March, and the temperature will likely be, at best, at or just above freezing during this event. So please make sure you come dressed for the chill! (Layered clothing is really important!) And, consider bringing your own hot beverage to help you to stay warm!

Washroom facilities are available at Coronation Park until dusk. Washroom facilities are also available at the Telus World of Science main building, which will be open until 9PM.

Even if you can't attend this EOC event, please consider taking part in Earth Hour by turning off your lights.

Required Items to Bring:
Very warm clothing - wear layers!
Mitts/gloves, scarf, hat
Money for firewood cost
Hot beverage to keep warm! (eg. hot chocolate, tea, apple cidar, coffee)
Skewers/roasting sticks for roasting marshmallows
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Wood (PLEASE alert Ryan, in advance, if you can provide firewood)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Coronation Park is located north of 111 Ave., west of Westmount Shopping Centre (and potentially within walking distance from its bus terminal). Access to Coronation Park is best achieved by following 142 Ave. north from 111 Ave. 115 Ave., following 115 Ave. east to 139 St., and then following 139 St. to the park entrance. Picnic Site #2 (blue canopy) is very near the location of the "A" in the Google Map below. The Telus World of Science is also located in Coronation Park, nearer the intersection of 142nd St. and 111 Ave (a short walking distance from our picnic site).

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$1.00/Person
Cost Includes:Donation to support cost of purchasing firewood for the group
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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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