The annual Dark Sky Festival is a celebration of the return of dark skies to our northern latitude (60°N) and is hosted during the third weekend of August. Festival activities take place in Fort Smith, NWT and the in world's largest Dark Sky Preserve, Wood Buffalo National Park.
At the Dark Sky Festival we do not just look at stars. We try to answer your questions about science through fun and interactive activities. For kids there is the Circus of Science and the Science Academy events. As well, we offer our Stellar Seminars and other practical workshops.
For more Information contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-867-872-0243
Important dates: Jun 21, 2017: Last day for "Early-Bird" registration Aug 15, 2017: Last day to register
Registration Fees: TAWBAS Members Adults / Kids: to be announced Non Members Adults / Kids: to be announced
Registration Limit: 125 participant limit In order to best manage the logistics of the festival activities and the capacity at the Pine Lake Dark Sky Observing Site, we have established a 125 person maximum registration limit. Registration will be strictly on a “first registered” basis.
Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Astronomical Society PO Box 1354 Fort Smith, NT X0E 0P0 Tel: 1-867-872-0243 Email: email@example.com
Festival Registration 2017 Dark Sky Festival registration information will be posted by; December 15, 2016
2016 Presenters were:
Astronaut Julie Payette was the first Canadian to go to and work on International Space Station (ISS). She was the mission specialist of the 2nd crew ever to visit ISS in 1999. Julie made another trip to ISS in 2009. Julie served as Chief Astronaut for the Canadian Space Agency from 2000 to 2007. In 2013 Julie was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Montreal Science Centre.
Johanna Wagstaffe CBC-TV Meteorologist
As part of CBC's News Network team, Johanna reports on local, national and international weather & science stories. With a background in seismology and earth science, she is often called on as the go-to expert for insight into breaking science stories.