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Explore the Night Sky at Mountsberg on October 26

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The stars that twinkle in the night sky have captured the imagination of many nations for thousands of years. What do you know about the science of astronomy? Beginners and experts alike will be star-struck with presenter Phil Mozel’s extensive knowledge on the subject at Explore the Night Sky at Mountsberg Conservation Area on Saturday, October 26.

Phil Mozel, an educator at the Ontario Science Centre, will be your guide to the galaxies. Through informative presentations, breathtaking slides and hands-on telescope experience, he will introduce you to other worlds and show some absolutely stunning photographs of galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and other giant Earth-based instruments.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own telescopes, binoculars and cameras.  We also remind you to dress for the weather – this is an outdoor event and fall nights get chilly.

Explore the Night Sky is being offered on Saturday October 26 from 7 to 9:30pm. at Mountsberg Conservation Area. This fascinating, fun and fact filled evening with the stars will delight astronomy fans of all ages. In the event of cloud cover, we have an equally entertaining indoor itinerary planned.

Register early to ensure your participation – seats fill quickly.  For more information on Explore the Night Sky, or to register go to www.conservationhalton.ca/events and click on the Explore the Night Sky listing in the Event Calendar. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for seniors age 65 years and older and children under 15 years of age, plus HST. This evening is not recommended for children under 8 years of age. You can contact Visitor Services at Mountsberg by calling, 905-854-2276, extension 0, or send an e-mail to mtsberg@hrca.on.ca.

For more information on this event and all the other happenings at Conservation Halton Parks visit www.conservationhalton.ca/events; to find out about recreational programs and services, go to www.haltonparks.ca.

About Mountsberg Conservation Area

Mountsberg Conservation Area is located on Milburough Line, five km west of Campbellville, ON, between Highway 6 South and the Guelph Line. This 472 hectare park includes extensive wetlands, forests, fields, and a reservoir. Mountsberg hosts many family friendly events which are sure to become family traditions for many in the community. It is also well known for the Mountsberg Raptor Centre, which is home to 15 different species of native birds of prey. Many of the Raptor Centre’s resident birds of prey have permanent injuries that have left them incapable of surviving on their own in the wild.