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The Cape Breton Astronomical Society now has a new Web Page that is still under construction.
The Observatory has been finished for some time and is is fully operational. It is located at the Mira Provincial Park. It is approx. 4M x 5M with a roll off roof and built to the parks specs, meaning it had to have Ranch Wall sides.
2008 was the first year for the new observatory and it was very successful. Our grand opening seen two local people win some very nice astronomy equipment. We gave away a Celestron SkyScout and a Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ telescope. During this event, we put close to 250 people through the observatory over the night.
With the observatory being inside the Provincial Park, the public that camps there in the summer has the advantage of being there when the observatory is open and are encouraged to come in to see things they would never get to see otherwise. Also, being the only observatory in Canada inside a provincial park, we have the unique opportunity of showing people from all over the world something different.
mail to Mira Provincial Park Observatory with questions or comments.
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Last modified: January 19, 2011