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Nocturne Nine!

Thursday July 6th, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


NOCTURNE IX Kick Off!

Festival of the Night Sky

Nocturne IX is a free, community-based, family-friendly art show and festival dedicated to the night hosted at Cube Gallery for Thursday and Friday this year. 
Too often we cheat the night of darkness by creating light pollution that dims the stars above. Nocturne festival creatively counters that with free lectures, music, sidewalk telescope parties and local businesses all celebrating the night sky.

event Schedule July 6 - 7


Thursday, July 6

7:30 - 8:30pm
Lecture and Discussion:

“Getting Out and Enjoying the Night Sky”

A talk/image show by Ottawa astrophotographer Eric Le May Eric will be pulling from his collection of time lapse videos as well as his deep space images to demonstrate the motion of the stars and Milky Way throughout the night.   He will also show the dynamics of auroras and lunar eclipses from just outside Ottawa.  DeepSpacePhotography.com

Sidewalk Star Party : Aprox 9:30 - 11:30pm
After the sun sets a family friendly sidewalk star party will be hosted by Ottawa's branch of RASC the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and PopScope Ottawa. Telescopes will be set up on the sidewalk in front of Cube Gallery and on Julian Ave.


friday, July 7

Free Dark Sky Party and Lecture/Movie

Lecture and Discussion: 7:30 - 8:30pm

“Are We There Yet….?”

Dr. Peter Watson from the Dept. of Physics at Carleton delivers this years short lecture.

It has been a fantasy for thousands of years that we can use our Technology to move our Society to new Environments outside of Earth. Over the last 20 years we have found the vast numbers of planets that could (in principle) house humanity. There is an awful lot of universe to explore, so are we actually able to think about moving to new worlds? And are we likely to find life when we get there? Or do we just have to fix the mess in our own backyard first?

Movie: 8:30 - 9:30pm
"Juno Mission to Jupiter"

Great video explaining the science of Jupiter and the exciting Juno mission. Features interviews with scientists and engineers working on the probe with interesting computer-generated imagery of the mission.

Sidewalk Star Party : Aprox 9:30 - 11:30pm
After the sun sets a family friendly sidewalk star party will be hosted by Ottawa's branch of RASC the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and PopScope Ottawa. Set up on the sidewalk in front of Cube Gallery and on Julian Ave. featuring telescopes, videos and star viewing courtesy local amateur astronomers and members of RASC.

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Local Business community helps to Celebrate Nocturne

Won Ton House
1300 Wellington (613-728-8885)
Enjoy a dish inspired by the planet Neptune - "Neptune Delight!" Chinese tradition associates planets with the basic forces of nature.

The Merry Dairy
All around Town! (613 858-7560)
Celebrating the night sky on the street at the festival with ice cream sandwiches and popsicles! 

Hintonburg Public House
1020 Wellington Street West (613.421.5087)
HPH will be offering a Nocturne Nine Cocktail menu starting  June 10 until after the festival.

A Thing For Chocolate
1262 Wellington (613-695-3533)
Indulge in a chocolate dessert filled with Home-made Ashta, honey, and nuts – “Milky Way”. For a limited time only for the Nocturne Festival!
 
Wheelhouse
1279 Wellington (613-404-4099)

Petit Bills
1293 Wellington (613-729-2500)
Drop by our sidewalks patio and enjoy our new cocktail celebrating astronomical science: "Europa!" (the ice moon of Jupiter).


Flock Boutique
1275 Wellington St. W. (613-695-0834)
Scoop up one of our mens or ladies limited edition moon tees in metallic gold, yellow or pink! Each one is printed by hand in our shop studio!

Osgood Properties
1284 Wellington (613-729-0656)
Osgood Properties will be turning off their outdoor lights and helping out with the Royal Astronomical Society's Telescope evenings and Sidewalk Star Party!


World of Maps
1191 Wellington (613 724-6776)
World of Maps has maps, books and much more dealing with the Night Sky. See a globe of the moon or a mobile of our Solar System. There are telescopes or binoculars to gaze up, and also star discs, posters, books and atlases dealing with our planet Earth's location in this Solar System as well as images of our Galaxy and even... the entire Universe!

Bridgehead
1277 Wellington  (613 725-5500)
Our favorite local coffee bar will be generously serving free coffee to all the telescope enthusiasts on our two Thursday eve sidewalk star parties.

Ottawa Bagel Shop and Deli
1321 Wellington (613 722-8753)
Our Famous Bagel Shop will be offering patrons some great specials for the star gazer in you. Enjoy gazing at Saturn this summer with a heavenly gelato.  Ask the staff to pack you the store's special Stargazers Picnic Basket to bring with you on your nocturnal adventure!