Summer Star Quest 2014
AUGUST 23rd TO SEPTEMBER 1st
MERRITT STAR QUEST
DIRECTIONS TO LOON LAKE GRAVEL PIT
WELCOME! Each year the Merritt Astronomical Society hosts a large and roomy Star Party!
If you're into camping and doing "all nighter's" under a canopy of stars, observing deep sky objects and the ocassional planet
then this event is right up your alley!
The event run's for a period of 8 day's and 8 nights! Making it possible for those who can't make it for the entire event to at least
have the weekends. Also should one weekend suffer bad weather, then the second or following weekend will hopefully take up the slack.
But you're a hearty observer like so many others at this event then you're in good company! When the weather is spot on, it's really spectacular!
Some have even considered the Milky Way as "Light Pollution!" So if you want to see the stars as Galileo saw them then this site and event is the place to be!
NOTICE: BE FORE WARNED: This event is at an elevation of 1158.24 metres or 3800 feet, the weather at night can either be extremely comfortable (very warm) or it can drop to winter conditions
,(freezing). So be absolutely sure that you bring your winter weather clothing even though the temperatures can reach into the 90's during the day! So upon reading this, you can't say you haven't been warned!
Trust me on this one....folks!
SUGGESTED WINTER GEAR: SNOW PANTS, DOWN JACKET, TOUQUES, GLOVES AND WARM FOOTWEAR!
SUGGESTED SUMMER WEAR (During the day!): You decide!
Note: For those of you who like to hike or swim! Kentucky Alleyne Lakes is a mere 7 kms away, just follow Loon lake rd (west) from the site and you'll come upon some of the bluest/green lakes you've ever seen!
Good place to go for water as well! Fresh water and not well water! This was an upgrade at the provincial park about 2 years ago. We look forward to seeing you all there!!
BC Highways RoadCam situated 25km E of Aspen Grove, looking West
Clear Sky Clock - MERRITT
Clear Sky Clock - LOON LAKE ROAD OBSERVING SITE
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