City Star Party: Long Branch Park - GO Sunday November 12 (Pilot Project)
GO for November 12, 2023
NOTE Recommended arrival/setup is between 6 and 7 PM. It will be fully dark by 6:30 PM.
This is a Pilot Project, to test the viability of an additional City Star Party location hosted on alternative dates to our regular Bayview Village Park event. Long Branch Park is located on Toronto's south west lakefront. There are no lights in park and there are unobstructed 180 degree south views over the lake horizon, with good prospects at this time of year for observing Sagittarius and Scorpius and many Messier.
Hover above the Moon like an astronaut and get eye-to-eye with the planets. Find colourful stars, star clusters, bright nebulae and even another galaxy. Our monthly City Star Party is the place to catch universe from within the city limits at Bayview Village Park. If you don't have a telescope then you will find many astronomers who would love to share a view. If you are thinking of buying a telescope, viewing with other people's equipment is the best way to make a good choice. If you have a telescope or binoculars, please bring it!
Check our homepage for GO/NO-GO calls as this event is weather dependent.
Please note that we make our GO/NO-GO calls a few hours before an event but, if the weather worsens, we may have to cancel or wrap up earlier than planned. We'll try to post updates but please use your best judgment if you're planning to join us.
Who can attend: Members only
Registration: Not required
Organized by: RASC, Toronto Centre
Location: Long Branch Park is accessible via 427/Browns Line, QEW, Gardiner expressway and local roads including Lakeshore Blvd, Kipling Ave and Islington Ave.
Parking: Curbside parking is available along Lake Promenade and surrounding streets. Distance from the street (Lake Promenade) to the shoreline is approximately 100m.