OSTC: Stargazer's Delight 2019

Stargazer's Delight 2019

August 2, 2019 - August 4, 2019
August 10, 2019 - August 13, 2019

Once the sun sets on the MS Chi-Cheemaun, the starry panorama of the night will unfold before your eyes.

City lights will be a faint glow in your memory as the Georgian Bay darkness provides the perfect stage for a stunning celestial show. With the help of our astronomy enthusiasts, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring vastness of the universe like never before.

Come see the night skies that sparked centuries of Ojibwe lore and have presided over many wonderful moments on this ship since then.

OSTC is partnering with The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre to bring the passengers of the Chi-Cheemaun the Stargazer’s Delight Tour. The Stargazer’s Delight Tour will be happening during the 10:00pm sailing from South Baymouth to Tobermory. Join us onboard and be witness to this annual celestial phenomenon, the Perseid Meteor Shower.

Your Hosts
Dr. Ralph Chou received his BSc in Astronomy from the University of Toronto before attending the University of Waterloo where he received the degrees of Doctor of Optometry and Master of Science. He is a Professor Emeritus of Optometry at the University of Waterloo and an acknowledged world expert on solar eclipse eye safety and eye safety standards. He was lead writer of the 2015 ISO standard for solar eclipse filters. He was President of the Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario in 2015-2016. An active amateur astronomer for over 50 years, Dr. Chou is currently President of the Toronto Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Tom Luton has been a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada since 2001, and a member of the Toronto Centre since 2004. He has been head of the library committee since 2008 and Centre Secretary since 2016. He has been a frequent volunteer at star parties at the David Dunlap Observatory and the Ontario Science Centre. He is an avid observer, having taken part in several asteroid occultation events, and has been awarded the Toronto Centre’s observing award in 2007 and 2011.

Ed Treijs has been an active observer since he acquired his first telescope in Grade 9. After graduating with a B.Sc. in physics and math, Ed did postgraduate work in astronomy. He then joined the Ontario Science Centre as a presenter specializing in astronomy, and gave many public presentations in the Centre’s Starlab planetarium. Ed is a long-time member of the Toronto Centre of the RASC, and currently serves on its governing Council. He is interested in observing projects that do not require expensive equipment. These include learning ever fainter or more obscure constellations in the sky, using binoculars to find some interesting planets, stars, and galaxies, and viewing the elusive planet Mercury, preferably without needing a telescope or other equipment, from various locations within the city of Toronto.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Stargazer’s tour is included with your ferry fare
Reservations: Online
Organized by: Owen Sound Transportation Co. and RASC - Toronto Centre
Location: Chi Cheemaun Dock, South Baymouth Ferry Terminal, Given Rd, Tehkummah, ON