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Date
Saturday April 22nd, 2017
Time
6:00pm

WHAT

Visitors will be introduced to the Frogs and Toads that make Point Pelee home and learn how we monitor frogs by participating in a nocturnal survey. After the hike, join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Windsor-Essex for star gazing from the Visitor Centre parking lot.

The mighty planet, Jupiter, largest of the solar system, dominates the sky all evening long as it rises majestically in the southeast against the stars of the constellation, Virgo. It is at its closest approach to Earth this month for 2017, and is truly an impressive sight to behold. The early spring sky is also crowded with far-flung galaxies, invisible to the eye but can be glimpsed as faint patches of nebulous light through a telescope. On this moonless evening, members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Windsor Centre will be on hand to guide you on a journey to the far reaches of the universe, beginning at evening twilight in the Visitor Centre parking lot.

Park open to midnight.

Visitor Centre – 7 pm

WHERE

Location
Point Pelee National Park
1118 Point Pelee Drive
Leamington, Ontario

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