The North York Astronomical Association invites you to attend its twenty-second 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 & Telescope
Starfest offers a wide variety of observing-oriented activities that address the needs and interests of experienced observers and astrophotographers, as well as those 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.
Starfest 2003: Not Just A Mars Tour. This year, to celebrate the close approach of Mars, we explore the wonders of our solar system. Our understanding of this amazing place is growing at
an incredible pace. As we further probe the surface of Mars, circle the gas giants and their moons, land on asteroids and collect comet dust, we continue to expand our knowledge. The latest
discoveries about the sun, planets, moons and asteroids will be examined at Starfest this summer. We will also focus on how to maximize the way in which we observe these solar system objects. You
are invited to join us for this unique opportunity to enjoy Mars at its very best, within the context of the solar system as a whole.
Starfest 2003 features over eighteen presentations and workshops, given by leading professional and amateur astronomers. This year's stellar line up includes: Terence Dickinson, Doug Hallman, David Levy, Doug Welch, and many