Posted: April 14, 2010
The recently established Miramichi Rural School Observatory will have its Grand Opening Friday evening April 23rd. There will be displays of student work, demonstrations of robotic vehicles and announcements of winners of several related contests. If the sky is clear that evening then a battery of telescopes will be available for students to lead visitors through an exploration of the night sky. This project has been developed by teacher Adam Hayward with support from the Department of Education through an Innovative Learning Fund grant, Sky-Tech and CanDomes.com. As part of the project other District 16 schools will have the opportunity to invite a team of Miramichi Rural students, "Star Troopers", to their school to put on a hands-on demonstration of astronomy using portable equipment. The Grand Opening on the 23rd will run from 7:45 until 9:30 pm.