Star Gaze at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse (8:00 PM PDT)
Star Gaze is a public event that will take place on the grounds of Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site during the Perseid Meteor Shower. This is one of the few opportunities each year that we will have to access the grounds during sunset, blue hour and full darkness. The grounds will be partially lit for exploring, but do bring your flashlight or headlamp to help you get around. Some members decided to do some light painting around the lighthouse last year, so that is something else to consider as an option. The event will run for 4 hours, so there should be ample opportunity to get a range of different shots during all the stages of twilight. There will be other activities offered on the grounds for the evening, which will include presentations, tours, opportunity to look through telescopes with the Royal Astronomical Society etc...
See the following link or Fort Rodd’s Facebook event page for more event information: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/bc/fortroddhill/activ/calendrier-calendar
Your Group Leaders will be Dan and Gail Takahashi
Call for Volunteers:
Last year we had a select group of VCC photographers assisting the public by providing some basic night photography instruction and answering questions. We have been asked to do the same again this year. If you are interested in helping out at the event for an hour or so, please get in touch via email! We will add you to our volunteer roster for this event.
If you are planning to attend just for the field trip, please register so we know how many people are coming.
Park in the main parking area and we will meet on the grounds at 8pm. Dan and Gail will be set up in the grassy area near the lower battery, there will be picnic tables and a tent set up (and possibly a VCC club banner) so that will be our muster point where people can hang out, socialize and take breaks. Be sure to bring warm layers in case it gets cold and enough food, snacks and water to su