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Astronomy in Winter

Saturday, April 21, 2018
7:30 – 11 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm, talk starts at 8 pm)

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) Montreal Centre is holding a Star Party featuring a one-hour talk by Patrice Scattolin from RASC/SRAC -Centre Français de Montréal. If the sky is clear, the conference will be followed by outdoor observation: join enthusiastic stargazers for some spectacular views of the night sky, through the 14" telescope in the Bellevue Observatory and many of the other telescopes made available to you by RASC members.

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing

Free admission. No reservations. Meet at the Conservation Centre.


 

Shinrin Yoku Walk

Earth Day, Sunday April 22, 2018
In English: 9 – 11:30 am
In French: 1 – 3:30 pm

Also called forest bathing or sylvotherapy, Shinrin Yoku is about walking slowly and silently in the forest and connecting to nature through our senses. Different ways to relax and recover physical and psychological well-being will be suggested by a certified guide. You will be invited to use your senses to live in the moment in communion with nature. This is not an endurance walk, at the most a couple of kilometres will be covered.

It will be followed by a tea ceremony that includes an infusion and a small snack.

To fully benefit from this stroll in the forest, empty your mind and be at peace, it is strongly recommended to leave electronic equipment behind (no phone, camera nor GPS).

Cost: $7 (tax and parking included)
For adults only

The activity will be held rain or shine.

Reservation: 514-398-7811


 

Early Migrants: Guided walk with Bird Protection Quebec

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Thursday, May 3, 2018
9 – 11 am

Warm temperatures in mid-April means a variety of bird species are on their way north from their southern wintering grounds. Peak bird migration is only a few short weeks away so come and enjoy a taste of things to come. Hawks, ducks, sparrows and early warblers are just some of the birds we hope to encounter.

Cost (tax and parking included)
Members: Free admission
Non-members: Regular entrance fees apply Adults: $7 / Children: $3.50 / Senior or Student: $4.50

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing including waterproof boots

Bring: Binoculars, field guides and water

No reservation. Meet in the second parking lot by the Conservation Centre.


 

Spring Spruce Up Day

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9 am - 1 pm

Come and join the Friends of the Morgan Arboretum (FMA) Committee for spring clean-up. Tasks will include raking leaves in Blossom Corner and removing dead branches off the trails. This will be a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with the Committee and fellow members.

WHAT TO WEAR: work gloves, waterproof boots and weather-appropriate clothing

TOOLS TO BRING: rake, hatchet, bow saw, and clippers that cut small branches. Hand tools only – no power tools.

PACK your own sandwich. Fruit juices, desserts and snacks will be provided.

The event will take place rain or shine. Meet at the Conservation Centre.


 

Forest Blossoms Tour

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Saturday, May 12, 2018
11 am – 12:30 pm and 13:30 - 3 pm

This is THE time of year to see the spring ephemerals on a stroll through the maple grove in full bloom. Biologist Robert Prairie will introduce you to different species of wild flowers and explain their reproductive strategy.

Language: English and French

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing including waterproof boots

Bring: Camera, binoculars, field guides, water and a snack

Cost (tax and parking included):
Adults: $7 / Children: $3.50

Space is limited, so don’t wait to register: 514-398-7811

Meet at the Conservation Centre


 

Where the wild things are

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018
10 am – 12 pm

Explore the world of little things: insects, salamanders, frogs and more! Join naturalist Scott Pemberton for some up close encounters with the Arboretum’s wildlife! Great fun for the whole family!

Language: English and French

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing including waterproof boots

Bring: Camera, binoculars, field guides, water and a snack

Cost (tax and parking included):
Adults: $15 / Children: $10

Space is limited, so don’t wait to register: 514-398-7811

Meet at the Conservation Centre


 

Jupiter at Opposition

Saturday, May 19, 2018
7:30 – 11 pm

Event organized by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada –Montreal Centre

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing

Free admission. No reservations. Meet at the Conservation Centre.

Details


 

What’s in this pond?

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Sunday, June 29, 2018
10 am – 12 pm

Join Sarah Dixon on a tour of the pond as a habitat for aquatic creatures. Using a net, we’ll scoop, search, and look through the muck to find insect larva, tadpoles, and maybe even a newt!

Language: English and French

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing including waterproof boots

Bring: Camera, binoculars, field guides, water and a snack

Cost (tax and parking included):
Adults: $15 / Children: $10

Space is limited, so don’t wait to register: 514-398-7811

Meet at the Conservation Centre


 

Saturn at Opposition

Saturday, June 23, 2018
7:30 – 11 pm

Event organized by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada –Montreal Centre

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing

Free admission. No reservations. Meet at the Conservation Centre.

Details


 

Mars at Opposition

Saturday, July 21, 2018
7:30 – 11 pm

Event organized by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada –Montreal Centre

Wear: Appropriate outdoor clothing

Free admission. No reservations. Meet at the Conservation Centre.

Details


 

Perseids Meteor Shower Party

Saturday, August 11, 2018 (rain date Sunday, August 12)
7:30 – 11 pm

Come and enjoy the Perseids’ celestial fireworks at the Bellevue Observatory. 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 Saturday August 11, the event will be rescheduled to Sunday August 12 –check RASC Montreal web site for GO or NOGO on Saturday.

Free admission. No reservations. Meet at the Conservation Centre.


 

Marvelous Maples and Astounding Ashes:
the Arboretum’s Fall Forest

Sunday, October 7, 2018
English 10 - 11:30 am; French 12 - 1:30 pm

Sunday, October 14, 2018
French 10 - 11:30 am; English 12 - 1:30 pm

Join a walk with naturalist Scott Pemberton to discover the natural phenomena of leaf color change. Discover why it happens, and how, and determine which trees produce your favorite autumn highlights.

Cost (tax and parking included): $15/adult, $10/child

Bring your boots, water bottle and camera

Please reserve (limited spaces): 514-398-7811


 

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 (open 9 am - 4 pm). 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 http://www.rascmontreal.org/
Entrance is free. No reservation required. Meet at the Conservation Centre of the Morgan Arboretum.
Last Updated: Saturday, 21 April 2018 17:40