Starfest 2018 Program

Tuesday, August 7th
(Starfest light restrictions start Tuesday night due to the holiday long weekend)
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
2:00 pm Campground opens
10:00 pm Observing Session Begins

Wednesday, August 8th
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
6:00 pm Registration opens
10:00 pm Observing Session Begins
11:00 pm Registration closed

Thursday, August 9th
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
9:00 am Registration opens
10:00 pm
  • Observing Session Begins
  • Red Light Café Opens
11:00 pm Registration closed

Friday, August 10th
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
9:00 am Registration opens
11:00 am Astrophotography with a DSLR
by Charlie Warren
Beginners Guide to Telescopes
by Marc Fitkin
Commercial exhibits open
12:00 pm Lunch Solar Observing in the baseball field
1:00 pm Space Exploration: A Source of Technology Transfer in the Canadian Agri-Food Sector
by Dr. Mike Dixon
2:00 pm The Incredible Avalon M-Zero and M-Uno; no meridian flip mounts
by Guylain Rochon
Cubed Domes
by Norm Folkers
3:00 pm Beautiful Questions, 24 years of Amateur Astronomy
by Charlie Warren
“Wire It / Mount It / Maintain it” The tricks and techniques you NEED to have
by Gary Bennett and
Dave Yates
4:00 pm TBA
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Commercial exhibits close
7:00 pm My Little Corner of the Universe
by Warren Keller
Friday Night at the Movies
8:00 pm Tribute to Stephen Hawking
by Dr. Raymond Laflamme
9:00 pm Lorenz Observatory Remote Imaging Demonstration
by Andreas Gada
10:00 pm Mallincam Observing
with Murray Romisher
  • Observing session begins
  • Red Light Café opens
11:00 pm Registration closed

Saturday, August 11th
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
9:00 am Registration opens
9:30 am Kidsfest Activities
10:30 am Why I make Mirrors and Build Telescopes
by Normand Fullum
Commercial exhibits open
11:30 am Lunch Swap tables open Lunch
12:30 pm Inside PixInsight: An overview of Pleiades Astrophoto's PixInsight for processing images of the deep-sky
by Warren Keller
1:30 pm Catching Ice - A Guide to Imaging Comets
by Paul Klauninger
2:30 pm Starlore of Indigenous North Americans
by Frank Dempsey
3:30 pm Dinner Banquet Setup
Volunteers needed!
5:00 pm Dinner Banquet Dinner
6:00 pm Commercial exhibits close
7:00 pm Twinkle, twinkle, space debris: How dangerous can you be?
by Don Bédard
8:00 pm Starfest Imaging Contest Results
8:30 pm Door Prizes and Announcements
10:00 pm Mallincam Observing
with Murray Romisher
  • Registration closed
  • Observing session begins
  • Red Light Café Opens

Sunday, August 12th
Time Main Tent Rec Hall Elsewhere
11:30 am Starfest Teardown Begins
Volunteers Needed!
3:00 pm