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Dates for best observing: -        February 3 – Moon, Jupiter, Venus -        February 17 – Jupiter, Mars (mars will be up at approx. 8:30) -        March 2 - Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Moon -        March 16 – Mars, Jupiter, Venus -        March 30 – Mars, Jupiter, Moon, Venus -        April 13 – Mars, Saturn -        April 27 – Saturn, Moon, Mars -        May 11 – Moon, Saturn -        June 8 – Moon, Saturn      

Posted: May 13, 2011

Due to cloudy skies we will be forced to cancel the Star Party with Dr. Losier School this evening. We have rescheduled for Friday, May 20th....Clear skies!
The Star Troopers have a very busy spring to look forward to hosting events for the Baie St. Anne Cadets, Dr. Losier Middle School, Nelson Rural School, and Scouts groups from Miramichi! This group of 20 students have also been asked to speak at events at St. Andrews Elementary School and Gretna Geen Elementary. Star Troopers will also be bringing their equipment on the road hosting a Star Party at Gretna Green School and hopefully taking part in the Star Party organized by the Royal Astonomical Socity of Canada NB Chapter at Kouchibouguac. It will be a very busy, but very exciting spring!

Posted: December 13, 2010

The astronomy evening featuring the Geminid Meteor Shower will be cancelled due to poor weather forecasts for the remainder of this week. Stay tuned in the New Year for more events at the Sky-Tech Galileo Observatory!
On Monday evening the Star Troopers will be hosting a very special event at the Sky-Tech Galileo Observatory. The Geminid Meteor Shower should treat us to some spectacular sites. From 7:30pm-8:00pm the Star Troopers will put on an information session about Jupiter, our Moon, and the constellation Gemini. From 8pm-9:30pm the observatory will be open and 10inch Dobsonian telescopes will be available to view our Moon and Jupiter. We will be observing the meteor shower with the naked-eye as it rises over the horizon to the east. Cost will be a donation to the Star Troopers Fund to help sustain this program and improve the science program at Miramichi Rural School. In case of cloudy skies we will host the event on Tuesday evening at the same time. Come out for a spectacular night of learning and star gazing! For more information e-mail:
On December 2nd the community of Miramichi Rural School will get together for a Christmas Activity Night and the Star Troopers will be on-hand to teach people how to use our battery of equipment. Jupiter should be a spectacle to behold as the moon will set with the sun leaving us with an atmosphere spoiled by little light pollution. The observatory will be open from 6pm-9pm. See you at the Galileo Observatory!

Posted: October 16, 2010

Due to the forecast of poor skies tonight we will postpone our first star party of the year to a later date.

Posted: September 2, 2010


Fri, Oct 15/10 9:00 pm
Time: 7:30pm-11pm Cost: $2 per person or $5 per family

Posted: September 2, 2010

Come celebrate International Astronomy Day at The Galileo Observatory Saturday, October 16th. The Moon will be two days past 1st quarter, casting great shadows across its crators and Jupiter will be high in the sky and its many moons and stripes should be a site to behold! There will be prizes to give away and free stickers and collector cards for students. Cost will be $2 per person or $5 per family. All proceeds go towards the Astronomy Club at Miramichi Rural and improving the delivery science program at Miramichi Rural. Evening will begin at 8pm with a 45minute presentation of what will be will observing followed by going into the field and using our using our battery of telescopes, binoculars, and Skyscout GPS systems. Come on out for a great night with the Miramichi Rural Star Troopers!



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