2019 NOVA EAST Schedule of Events
Through the Looking-Glass Speaker Series
(all activities in Events Building unless otherwise noted)

FRIDAY 
Friday Afternoon 
Noon–6:30 REGISTRATION
Friday Evening 
7:45 WELCOME
8:00­ TALK: ‘Night Lights’ and Outreach Under the Street Lights — Charles White
9:00–11:30 Public Observing (in field) — ALL WELCOME
NO GREEN LASER POINTERS. NO MAGLITES AFTER 10:30 PM
9:00  Hands-on Telescope Clinic (pair up at events building and proceed to field)
9:00-9:45 Sky Tour (in field) — Paul Heath
9:45-10:30 Binocular Observing Program (in field) — Judy Black and Melody Hamilton
9:45-10:30 Telescope Plaza — Tony Schellinck
10:00–2:00 Astronomer’s Lounge (socializing in a red-light zone, snacks, beverages)
11:30-dawn Nova East Registrant observing, astrophotography (in field)
2:00-8:00 AM Quiet Time
SATURDAY
Saturday Morning
9:00–Noon REGISTRATION
9:00 Astro Breakfast—cooked food, pastries, fresh fruit and drinks — Chris Young and friends
All Day Telescope tours & Solar Observing (in field)
10:00  Youth Activity
11:00  BEGINNER TALK: Getting Started in Night Sky Photography — Kathy Walker
Noon–1:30 Lunch break and FREE TIME
Saturday Afternoon
1:30 TALK: Cluster of Fun – Exploring Galactic Clusters and the Stars Within — John Read
2:30 TALK: The Art of Seeing – Exploring the universe, Then and Now — Tony Schellinck
3:30 - 4:30 FREE TIME
4:30 Group Photo — All Nova East Participants
5:00 POTLUCK BBQ Social — Chef Andy Hasler and friends
Saturday Evening 
7:00 Astrophotography & Observing Awards and Door Prizes
8:00­ PUBLIC TALK:  Tweeting to the Stars at the Burke-Gaffney Observatory — Tiffany Fields
9:00–11:30 Public Observing (in field) — ALL WELCOME
NO GREEN LASER POINTERS. NO MAGLITES AFTER 10:30 PM
9:00  Hands-on Telescope Clinic (pair up at events building and proceed to field)
9:00-9:45 Sky Tour (in field) — Paul Heath
9:45-10:30 Binocular Observing Program (in field) — Judy Black and Melody Hamilton
9:45-10:30 Telescope Plaza — Tony Schellinck
10:00–2:00 Astronomer’s Lounge (socializing in a red-light zone, snacks, beverages)
11:30-dawn Nova East Registrant observing, astrophotography (in field)
2:00-8:00 AM  Quiet Time
SUNDAY
Sunday Morning
9:00–10:00 Astro Breakfast — pastries, fresh fruit and drinks — Chris Young and friends
10:00–11:00 BEGINNER TALK: How a Telescope Magnifies – an Introduction — Dave Chapman
11:00–12:00 SPECIAL TALK: The Large Fundy Tides and Tidal Bore Viewing — Roy Bishop
Sunday Afternoon
12:15-3:30 Tidal Bore Field Trip
12:15    Cars assemble for field trip
12:30    Depart Smileys Park
  1:05    View the tidal bore on the Herbert River
  1:25    View the tidal bore on the Kennetcook River
  1:50    No-host restaurant lunch at Garland’s Crossing (for those interested)
  3:30    Return to Smileys Park
3:30–10:00 FREE TIME
Sunday Night 
9:00 Nova East Registrant observing, astrophotography (in field)
NO GREEN LASER POINTERS OR MAGLITES
10:00-2:00 Astronomer's Lounge
2:00-8:00 AM  Quiet Time
MONDAY
No scheduled activities. Pack, say goodbyes, and leave as you wish.