Star Gazing With The Nanaimo Astronomy Society

Living in a city, it’s a rare sight to look up and see stars twinkling and winking back at you. When I find myself on Vancouver Island, star gazing is a must. I’m always blown away by the wonder and expanse of the night sky.

The Nanaimo Astronomy Society is a group of amateur astronomers who meet each month to do just that: star gaze. The group is open to anyone and everyone with a fascination for the moon, milky way and beyond. In addition to the monthly meetings, the group also participates in observing sessions, telescope making, digital sky imaging and even public demonstrations.

Bella Luna

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On November 25th, the group is gathering at the Paine Horticultural Centre at Vancouver Island University for their next monthly meeting, which also features guest speaker Garland Coulson sharing tips on finding the right telescope. If something low key is more your style, the group will also be meeting on December 2nd for a tasty pizza social.

To find out about these and other events held by the Nanaimo Astronomy Society, please visit them online. You can also find Garland Coulson on Twitter to stay up-to-date on any happenings with the Nanaimo Astronomy Society.

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