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Autumn International Astronomy Day

RASC’s Bellevue Observatory Open House and Beginners Astronomy Lecture

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 7 – 9 pm

In English

Come and join the RASC members as they share their passion for the night skies. The lecture will touch on “What’s Up Tonight” and what you need to learn about astronomy. RASC members will be on hand to help with any questions.

Free admission. No reservation required. Meet at the Conservation Centre.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014, 10 – 3 pm

In English and French

From 10 am to 12 pm, take the Fiery Foliage tour with Naturalist Scott Pemberton and discover the natural phenomenon of changing leaf colours. Learn why it happens, and how, and discover which trees produce your favorite autumn highlights.

Cost: FREE FOR MEMBERS! ; Non-members $10/adult, $5/children

Bring water, camera, and wear appropriate attire

Please reserve (limited spaces)

From 12 to 3 pm, join up at the Conservation Centre for a BBQ lunch. Grilled up traditional German sausages, hot dogs and veggie dogs will be sold along with drinks and baked goods at a nominal price. This will be the occasion to take in the beauty of the forest while connecting with others in the Arbo community.



Put Your Garden to Rest

Friday, October 10, 2014, 9 am - 12 pm

In English

Take a morning to find out how to prepare your favorite garden plants for the long winter ahead. John Watson has many years of experience doing just that. Come and learn some of the tricks that will ensure your garden comes up full and fragrant next spring!

Free admission. Please reserve (limited spaces).



Fall Plant Sale

Saturday, October 11, 9 am - 4 pm

Arbo members and the McGill community are invited to visit the Arboretum nursery and browse through our selection of ornamental trees and shrubs. Find the nursery at the corner of Sainte-Marie and Des Pins roads. All proceeds support Arboretum activities.




Sunday, October 19, 2014, start between 9:15 am and 12 pm

John Charlow and the Ramblers Orienteering Club invite you to their annual meet. Come and find your way through the forest using map and compass. This is a great activity to do with kids.

No reservation required. Meet at the Conservation Centre.




Halloween Spooky Skies

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8 - 10 pm

In English and French

The members of the Astronomical Society will be hosting a public lecture on the Halloween skies. Find out what goes on in the sky at the end of October.

Free entrance. No reservation required. Meet at the Conservation Centre.

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Nocturnal Rummage

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7 - 9:30 pm

In English and French

What are those glowing eyes in the distance? Join Chris Cloutier as we explore the Arboretum after dark. Come and discover the secret life of those nocturnal creatures which we seldom see.

Cost: Members $10/adult, $5/children; Non-members $15/adult, $10/children

Bring a headlamp/flashlight, and wear appropriate attire

Please reserve (limited spaces)



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.

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Entrance is free. No reservation required. Meet at the Conservation Centre of the Morgan Arboretum.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014 16:28