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Our Christmas Sale starts Saturday, November 30, and runs seven days a week, from 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays and weekends from 8 am to 5 pm.
Our wares include decorative items such as Christmas trees, wreaths and boughs, as well as gift ideas such as the outdoorsy gift membership, the Friends’ 2014 photo calendar and this year’s berry-strewn greeting card.
Check out our price list.
Geminid meteor shower party
The public is invited to celebrate the Geminid meteor shower with a free presentation and stargazing.
The Montreal Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) invites the public to come watch one of the best annual shooting star shows of the year at the Bellevue Observatory, on Friday, December 13, 2013.
The Geminids are one of the most-anticipated celestial events in the fall and winter. Each year when the Earth slams into a cloud of sand-grain-sized particles shed by a passing comet, a flurry of shooting stars appear in the skies above as each meteor burns up in the upper atmosphere.
Festivities will kick off at 8 pm, with a multimedia talk on the Geminid meteor shower by the Night Sky Guy, Andrew Fazekas. Weather permitting, the Bellevue Observatory will then open its doors, while other telescopes will be set up outside the facility to provide spectacular views of planets and stars.
Families are encouraged to come out and enjoy nature's fireworks. Dress warmly and bring a chair. Hot drinks will be available.
Time: 8 pm; multimedia talk on the Geminids, followed by tours of the night sky (weather permitting)
Location: Morgan Arboretum Conservation Centre
A $5 donation in support of the Bellevue Observatory from non-RASC and Morgan Arboretum members would be warmly welcomed.
Winter Solstice Celebration
Sunday, December 15, from 1 to 2:30 pm.
Bring your kids or borrow some to indulge in winter fun!
Check out the details.
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.