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Join the Tantramar Heritage Trust and Dr. Catherine Lovekin for an exploration of the cosmos

The Campbell Carriage Factory Museum is hosting an Intro to the Night Sky with Dr. Catherine Lovekin on July 24.

The Campbell Carriage Factory Museum is hosting an Intro to the Night Sky with Dr. Catherine Lovekin on July 24.

SACKVILLE, N.B. – Ever wanted to uncover the secrets behind meteor showers? Star-lovers and night owls alike are invited to the Campbell Carriage Factory Museum on July 26 for an introduction to the night sky with Dr. Catherine Lovekin, astronomer at Mount Allison University.

Starting at 8:30 p.m., Dr. Lovekin will provide a brief introduction to the night sky before leading the group in an outdoor stargazing session. Participants will learn to identify the most visible stars and constellations—and perhaps catch a few shooting stars.

The event corresponds with the peak of the Delta Aquariids, an annual meteor shower that will be active from mid-July to mid-August.

“The Carriage Factory is the perfect place to look out at the stars in the summer,” comments Karen Vallane, the Trust's administrator. “We're so excited to host Dr. Lovekin, who's as much an expert in her field as she is a great communicator. This is a great chance for families and friends of the Trust to learn more about the cosmos.”

Should the weather prove less cooperative, participants will have the chance to build their own planisphere and learn star-hunting strategies from the experts.

The event is open to all and free of charge. For more information, please call 506-536-2541 or visit the trust's website at www.heritage.tantramar.com .

Organizations: Tantramar Heritage Trust, Campbell Carriage Factory Museum, Delta Aquariids

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