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Perseid Meteor Shower Party

Come and enjoy the Perseids’ celestial fireworks at the Bellevue Observatory this year.

On Wednesday, August 13, starting at 8 pm, join the members of the Astronomical Society for a public lecture followed by telescope observation.

Bring something to sit on (chair, blanket, cushion…), and binoculars if you have a pair. If the sky is cloudy on Aug. 13, the event will be rescheduled to Aug. 14.


Want to learn more about our moon?

Don’t miss the Lunar Observing Challenges lecture by Pierre Tournay.

On Saturday, August 16, starting at 8 pm

Following the lecture (weather permitting), RASC members will be sharing the views from their telescopes and giving guided tours of the Bellevue Observatory and night sky.


For both events:

Long pants and shirts are recommended as well as insect repellant.

Entrance is free—donations for the Bellevue Observatory will be warmly welcomed.

No reservation required. Meet at the Conservation Centre.

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Webs of Deceit: Spiders of the Arboretum (Bilingual)

Sunday, August 17,
10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Spiders are among the most misunderstood creatures on earth. Come learn about some of the common types, their incredible parental instincts and their importance in the web of life.

For members, $10 per participant
For non-members, $15 per participant



Nature Workshop Information

Registration: Most activities require advanced registration unless otherwise noted. To make a reservation, please contact the main office by calling 514-398-7811. Payments can be made by cash or cheque at the gatehouse before the start of the event. Receipts can also be issued. We recommend that you purchase tickets ahead of time at the main office since many of the activities fill up quickly.

Cancellations: If the minimum number of participants has not been reached by the registration deadline,, the event may be cancelled. Cancellations will be made at least 24 hours before the start time of the event and all of those registered will be informed by telephone. If we cancel an event, anyone who has already paid a fee will be given a refund.

When you arrive, please check in at the Gatehouse for more information on parking and starting locations.














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On Monday, August 12, at 8 pm, join the members of theAstronomical Society for a public lecture by Andrew Fazekas. Following the presentation, telescopes, including the Bellevue Observatory, will be available for the public to enjoy the evening's sky (weather permitting).

Bring something to sit upon, (chair, blanket, cushion…), mosquito repellant and binoculars if you have a set, to enjoy the celestial fireworks.

For up-to-date info, please consult
Entrance is free. No reservation required. Meet at the Conservation Centre of the Morgan Arboretum.
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 August 2014 16:00