The North York Astronomical Association invites you to attend its twenty first
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, Capturing Photons, examines the various methods that are available for observing the night sky and recording what we see. Visual, photographic, CCD, video, digital still cameras, web cams and hybrid techniques will be explored.
Starfest 2002 features over twenty presentations and workshops, given by leading professional and amateur astronomers. This year's stellar line up includes: Klaus Brasch, Ron Dantowitz, Terence Dickinson, Rick Fienberg, Brian Lula, Stephen O'Meara, and many more.