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Workshop: Spot the Space Station

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La Fontaine Park

3819 Avenue Calixa-Lavallée

Montréal, QC H2L 3A7

Canada

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Flying 400 kilometres above Earth, the International Space Station orbits the Earth 16 times every single day, moving at a speed of 7 kilometres per second. That is not a typo: 7 kilometres every single second.

And from Earth – even in the middle of a brightly-lit city like Montréal – we can watch it fly overhead. This workshop will teach you how.

Each night, from July 31st to August 3rd, you’ll have the chance to learn how to spot the International Space Station. We’ll meet at Parc Lafontaine about 45 minutes before the station is set to fly overhead.

While walking around Parc Lafontaine, we’ll learn some of the history of the station, get a sense of its size, and how to use the (free!) ISS Detector app for iOS and Android. At the schedule time, appearing as a bright dot in the sky, we’ll watch the several-minute flyover of the station.

As a special bonus: there’ll be a telescope to take a close look at Jupiter and Saturn.

Location

We will meet at the the north end of Parc Lafonaine, on the corner of Rue Rachel and Avenue Calixa-Lavallée. Please arrive on time for the evening you've chosen.

Cost

This workshop costs $10. And for the rest of your life, you'll be the most interesting person at the party whenever the space station flies overhead.

Weather Info

This workshop needs clear weather. Two hours before the workshops starts that evening, a message will be sent on the Facebook event and Instagram story if the event is GO or NO-GO.

Preparation

There is no need to bring anything, but if you have an iOS or Android device, please download the ISS Detector app. It’s free!

Location

La Fontaine Park

3819 Avenue Calixa-Lavallée

Montréal, QC H2L 3A7

Canada

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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