Program - Build a Telescope - Hands-On Workshop!
Youths aged 13 to 18 will have a chance to participate in building
a real telescope on Saturday and Sunday. One of the lucky participants
will even get to keep the finished product! For more details, click
Posted by Jeremy
April 8th, 2015
The 2014 AstroCATS show was a giant success, as seen in this short video. This year's show will be even better!!!
Posted by Jeremy
2015 is Coming Together
March 28th, 2015
What is the Canadian Astronomy
It's just like an auto/boat/outdoor/cottage show, only with astronomy gadgets
that will leave you drooling.
Some exhibitors will be showcasing brand new
products, others will offer a retail purchase opportunity. Some visitors will
see this as an excellent opportunity to plan their next investment in new
equipment. A trade show is where you get to see the "real thing" and kick a few
tires (gently please!). And no trade show would be complete without fabulous
door and raffle prizes!
If you are ready to buy new astronomy gear there will be approx. $
250K+++ of merchandise available for purchase at the show.
Everything from telescopes, mounts, CCD cameras, focusers, and more. There is
something for everyone...entry level to high-end professional grade equipment
will be on display. And there is sure to be a few "new product unveilings" at
the show. For Beginners AND Experienced Astronomers -
There is something for everyone!
There will even be a seminar on how to make your own telescope!
We will have a full slate of seminars again this year! Whether you are a
"newbie" looking for tips on your first telescope purchase, an experienced
astronomer, or astrophotographer, there are several seminars that offer the
opportunity to learn and be entertained.
Door Prizes, Raffle Prizes, and Silent Auction:
Our Sponsors have been generous! There will be thousands
dollars worth of fabulous door prizes and raffle
prizes (last year we gave away over $ 15,000 in prizes). Every visitor will receive a door prize ballot and you can increase your
odds of winning a fabulous prize by purchasing a Raffle Ticket ($2 or 3 for $5).
will be hand selecting prizes donated by our generous Sponsors to
be auctioned off to the highest bidder. This is a great opportunity to walk away with some really terrific merchandise at a bargain price! Proceeds are used
to fund public outreach programs so it is a win/win for everyone!
A Great Day For Families!
This is a great way to introduce the whole family to a fun, educational, and
wholesome hobby. We have special seminars devoted to
beginners. For example, "Family Observing" and "Choosing Your First Telescope".
The Keynote Speakers will enjoy seeing young people in the audience!