Meetings and Observing Gatherings:
We welcome and encourage members and interested persons to join us for our meetings and observation gatherings. Presentations are usually hosted at the Wood Buffalo National Park Visitor Centre (149 McDougal) starting around 7:30 pm.
** Meetings and Gathering are posted on our FaceBook Page.
Annual General Meeting - March 21, 2017
The society's Annual General Meeting (AGM) is slated to be held on March 21, 2017. Details will be posted 60 days in advance.
Board meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month. For more information contact:
email@example.com or call Mike C at: 1-867-872-0243.
AuroraNauts ~ A kids space science club
TAWBAS in cooperation with Community Services Department of the Town of Fort Smith, has started initially planning for the launch of a Kids Space and Science Club. The program is intended to promote astronomy and space science to the kids who want to learn through active participation with other kids. Missions will involve activities, experiments, projects and interactive (Skype) presentations. Volunteers and program sponsors are welcomed.
For details call: Mike Couvrette at 872-0243. The concept of AuroraNauts was inspired by the AstroNuts program.
Fort Smith Star Park and Observatory
TAWBAS in cooperation with its community partners are currently constructing a "Roll-Roof Observatory" in Fort Smith. A lease has been secured at the Fort Smith Airport near the Upper Air Station. The Society is hoping to open the facility for observations this Fall (October 2016). The observatory will provide shelter from the elements and allow for observing sessions throughout the winter.
TAWBAS is seeking sponsors or funding assistance to help with the ongoing operations of the observatory. for more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mike Couvrette at: 872-0243.
Sky Wise: The Legendary Sky Project (South Slave)
TAWBAS and partners from across the South Slave region are investigating the possibility of developing a project similar to the work of The Legendary Sky Project. The new project will focus on communities in the South Slave area.
The Legendary Sky Project was initiated by Astronomy North as part of its education and outreach initiatives. It is dedicated to the collection and preservation of northern sky knowledge and heritage in the NWT. Launched in 2009 as part of the International Year of Astronomy celebrations in the NWT, The Legendary Sky Project aims to explore the nature, culture and wonder of Canada’s northern sky and to integrate local knowledge of the sky into the curriculum at the community level.
For background information: www.legendarysky.ca