Starfest: recognized as one of the world's top 10 star parties
The North York Astronomical Association invites you to attend its annual astronomy conference and star party. August 16-19, 2012When you start thinking about gravity, it gets pretty 'heavy!' It keeps you grounded. It sends you spinning. It's even been said that gravity...well...sucks! But it's ever-present and never lets us down. It washes over our cosmic shores like waves on a beach. Where would we be without it!? This year, Starfest looks at the gravity of Gravity! From what it tells us about the masses of stars and planets visible only as wiggles in a spectrum to the ultimate fate of the universe. Gravity has a lot to say. We're only now learning how to listen. Starfest is Canada's largest annual observing conference and star party. It attracts over nine hundred astronomy enthusiasts from Ontario, and neighbouring provinces and states. It has been ranked among the top star parties in North America by Sky and Telescope magazine.
Starfest offers a wide variety of observing-oriented activities that address the needs and interests of experienced observers and astrophotographers, as well as those of people new to the hobby. Activities include observing sessions, formal and informal slide presentations, commercial exhibits, and a children's program. You are invited to bring your telescope, astronomical images, and share your observing experiences with others.