Monday, December 13, 2010
Begins: Depart BikeWorks at 6:20pm. Observatory from 7pm-8pm.
Join the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters’ for a short winter ride to the University of Alberta Observatory, followed by a private tour of the night sky. See the surface of the waxing gibbous moon, the belts of Jupiter, and the Andromeda galaxy. This is a special free event for the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters’ Society.
Please dress for temperatures 10 degrees colder than the forecast night temperature. Check Environment Canada for weather conditions. The observatory will be open (and the event will go ahead) in most weather conditions (up to 90% cloud cover, or “Mostly Cloudy”, is still acceptable), but you can contact Chris at 780-700-5564 the day of the event to verify.
We’ll be riding from BikeWorks to the U of A campus. Please be prepared for a (relatively short) winter bike ride. We’ll leave BikeWorks at about 6:20pm.
If you can’t join us for the ride, you can still participate and just meet us at the observatory at 7pm. For directions and more information about the observatory, please visit http://www.phys.ualberta.ca/observatory/.
NB: we only ask for registrations in the unlikely case that we need to cancel the event due to weather (that decision would be made just after 4pm on December 13, which is when the weather forecast is updated).
You don’t actually have to register to come. We just won’t be able to contact you! But the weather in December is usually clear and cool, and it would have to be completely overcast (100% and no less) to force a cancellation.
Event Location: BikeWorks (10047 80 Ave, entrance through the back alley only) at 6:20pm, U of A Campus Observatory on top of the Fine Arts Building at 7pm
Event Admission: Free
Contact for More Info: email@example.com to register. On the day of the event, you may call Chris at 780-700-5564 to check weather/sky conditions.
Event webpage/website: http://www.phys.ualberta.ca/observatory/ , poster: http://edmontonbikes.ca/downloads/Starlight%20Ride%202010.pdf