SOLD OUT! Discovering the Night Sky with Jim Critchley

Experience the Leighton Art Centre like never before- while gazing up into the beautiful night sky! Start your night sky journey by building your own Star Map and Star Map Finder (Planisphere). Then head into the night, guided by your flashlights and by our resident biologist and naturalist Jim Critchley, to the Echo Hill lookout point on the Leighton Centre property. Use your newly made Star Map to recognize and identify the stars, constellations and zodiac signs that light up the foothills at night.  We will also look for visible planets, passing satellites,  and the moon! We might even hear the coyotes howl!

Audience: Open to anyone with an interest in learning about the night sky! Great for families with kids ages 10 and up.

Supplies: Please bring a water bottle, warm clothes, sturdy shoes and a flashlight. Walking poles may be a good addition. We suggest you bring your camera and binoculars too. A portable lawnchair is an asset! 


Single Ticket (single adult or extra child): $10 plus GST and Eventbrite Fees* 

Family Package (2 Adults + 2 Children): $25 plus GST and Eventbrite Fees* 

* or register by phone: 403-931-3633, Tue-Sat, 10 am – 4 pm to avoid Eventbrite fees!  

Did you know that Members of the Leighton Art Centre get 10% off the registration cost of all workshops and kids’ summer camps?

Guide's Biography: This workshop will be led by retired Science Teacher, biologist and naturalist, Jim Critchley B.E.S, B.Ed, M.Ed. Jim is an experienced field researcher and Educator. He holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental studies and has worked as a research technologist on an Atlantic Salmon spawning river for the Woods Hole Oceanographic institute. He loves the night sky, and has acted as a teacher-trainer docent for the provincial astrolabe travelling planetarium.