Sidewalk Astronomy brings space to Lamoureux ParkJuly 17, 2018
After a successful first outing in June, local stargazer Brendan Bronzan is once again bringing astronomy to the masses with around round of Sidewalk Astronomy.
The founder of Speaking of Space will be hosting a Sidewalk Astronomy event on Friday, July 20th beginning at approximately 10 pm in Lamoureux Park near the clock tower. In the event of inclement weather, the event could be pushed to Saturday, July 21st or postponed.
Open to all, the Sidewalk Astronomy session will see telescopes set up for free public use. Visitors will have a chance explore the Moon, Saturn and maybe even Mars.
There will also be some fun virtual reality experiences on hand for some hands-on learning.
For Mr. Bronzan, it’s another step in his personal mission to get people in urban centres to discover the magic and mystery of the night sky. Through his business Speaking of Space, he brings the universe to their sidewalk – literally.
“I just wanted to put some telescopes in public,” he said of the origins of his business. “I want to bring the night sky to people in the city.”
He’s held several public events, including one in June in the parkette in Downtown Cornwall that attracted a large number of curiosity-seeking visitors.
“I just want people to take a minute and look up,” he said.
For more information on the sidewalk astronomy event, please check out the Facebook event page. In the event weather forces cancellation, it will be posted on that page the day of the event.
You can also find out more about Speaking of Space here:
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Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in the area!
Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at email@example.com to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 936-0842. You can also stop by our Visitor Information Centre inside the Cornwall Community Museum (160 Water Street West) in Lamoureux Park.
Article by Kevin Lajoie