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Second Annual Victoria RASCal’s

Star Party 2002

Sept 6th & 7th

Last year we had our very first Star Party and it was a great success! Well this year it has become a 2-Day event with Members Only Star Party (Including our Cowichan Valley Star Finder Friends, the Naniamo Group and any other RASC friends) on Friday Sept 6, we will then open it up for the public on Saturday Sept 7 2002! Gates will open at 12pm on Friday at the Victoria Fish and Game Club. The people up at the club are very keen to be associated with our club, which will also bring a new dimension for the use of their club.

Latest Schedule (subject to change):

RASCal's Star Party 2002
Schedule of Events


7:00 pm Julie Bolduc-Duval from the DAO (Talk on The Big Blue Marble)

8:00 pm Don Entright from the DAO (Astronomy - The Musical)

8:45 pm Door Prizes and Announcements

9:30 pm Viewing the night Sky till Dawn


1:00 pm Astronomy Swap Table

7:00 pm Chris Gainor (Talk on his book "Arrows to the Moon")

8:00 pm Awards, Door Prizes and Announcements

9:30 pm Peter Schlatter (Constellation Star Tour)

Viewing the night Sky till Dawn


8:00 am Breakfast

9:30 am Site Cleanup

12 noon Everyone off Site

Here are the facilities:

bulletA good sized camping area beside a small stocked lake
bulletLots of parking
bulletShowers and Washrooms
bulletLarge Clubhouse (will seat at least 150 people)
bulletLarge professional kitchen
bulletLarge field (complete with power on the field)
bulletLarge Outdoor Covered BBQ Grill
bulletAnd Last but not least (A pretty good 360 deg. View of the sky)


We had some great door prizes and draws last year and this year looks to be even better!

Door Prize and Draw List So Far:

bullet2 Astronomy 2003 Calendars
bullet2 Copies of Night Watch
bullet2 Copies of the Sky Ver.4 Level 2
bulletMeade ETX Telescope
bulletTALscope Telescope
bulletExpressVu Satellite System Installed
bullet2 Nights at Jack Newton's B&B in Osoyoos

The Cost will be: $10.00 per Adult $ 5.00 per Child $20.00 per Family Pass


 Watch for the Big Black and White Stars

Please E-Mail Rich Willis at with your confirmation of attendance and with any ideas that will help to make this a great experience for all!


If you have any hidden talents that could be utilized ie: Volunteering to help! It would be greatly appreciated!

Keep Posted For More Information!

The Location:

700 Holker Rd.Cobble Hill BC

N 48' 33.731'

W 123' 33.749'

Elevation 345, Meters


Coming from Victoria … Turn Right on Holker Rd. just opposite of the Spectacle Lake turn off.

Coming from Duncan area … Turn Left on Holker Rd. Just opposite of the Spectacle Lake turn off.










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