The North York Astronomical Association invites you to attend its twentieth
annual Starfest. Starfest is Canada's largest annual observing convention
and star party. It attracts over nine hundred astronomy enthusiasts from
Ontario, and neighbouring provinces and states. It has been ranked among
the top seven star parties in North America by Sky and Telescope magazine.
Starfest offers a wide variety of observing-oriented activities that address
the needs and interests of experienced observers and astrophotographers, as
well as those of people new to the hobby. Activities include observing
sessions, formal and informal presentations, workshops, commercial exhibits,
and a children's program. You are invited to bring your telescope,
astronomical images, and share your observing experiences with others.
This year's theme, The Universe - A Spectrum of "Light", examines how modern
astronomers are using a wide array of instruments to probe the mysteries of
the universe. The results of their work have given us new insight into the
nature of the universe, its origin and its destiny. These instruments span
the entire spectrum from extremely high-energy gamma rays to meter-long
radio waves. Join us for a fascinating look at our universe through the
"eyes" of these unique instruments and the astronomers that use them.
Starfest 2001 features over fifteen presentations and workshops, given by
leading professional and amateur astronomers. This year's stellar line up
includes: Alex Fullerton, Judith Irwin, Jaymie Matthews, Marshall McCall,
Steve Murray, Doug Welch, Tom Clark, Paul Markov, Glenn LeDrew, Phil
McCausland, Jerry Spevak, and many more. Full details to help you plan your
agenda are provided in this program.