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April 25, 2017 @ 12:00 am PDT

Astronomy Explorer Day Sometime between April 25-April 30
Paine Horticultural Centre, 2324 E Wellington Rd, Nanaimo

Our upcoming explorer day will be with the Nanaimo Astronomy Society at their observatory. Learn about winter constellations, view Venus, Mars and Jupiter in the telescope, and let’s see what else there is to spot in our night sky.

We are going to try another strategy in terms of scheduling this event. Our intention is to hold the explorer day in the final week of April (sometime between Tuesday April 25 – Sunday April 30), but we won’t pick a day until closer to that week in in effort to get the best weather. Ideally we will go for the weekend as it will be an evening event, but if there is bad weather forecast on those days but not during the week, we will go with a weekday.


April 25, 2017
12:00 am PDT
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Explorer Day Etiquette:

  • Be prepared to HAVE FUN!
  • Pre-registration with your Club Leader is required for most Explorer Days (Friends are welcome if space permits).
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure enough time for passport stamping and organization. Starting times are firm, and Leaders cannot wait for late-comers!
  • Please stay with the Leader and let them know if you are leaving early.
  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult guardian, who is responsible for their behaviour. Children consistently disrupting the experience of others may be asked to leave.
  • Bring appropriate weather gear, sunscreen, snacks, water, and other useful tools like binoculars, sketch books, cameras, and magnifying glasses.