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2018 Dark Sky Festival

Wood Buffalo National Park Dark Sky Preserve

Image of welcome package at Dark Sky Festival

Dr. Roberta Bondar joined co-presenters Nicole Mortillaro and Roland Dechesne at the 4-day Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Astronomical Society‘s Dark Sky Festival.

This annual action-packed event occurs at the Fort Smith Star Park & Observatory and Wood Buffalo National Park Dark Sky Preserve.

Chief Frieda Martselos welcomes guests & Fort Smith community to the Traditional Lands of the Salt River First Nation:

Activities over this intense weekend include an Observatory tour, Night sky viewings, Model rocket making, AuroraNauts programs, seminars, workshops, astrophotography, WBNP nature excursions, Salt River FN ceremonies, Presenter’s workshops, Dinners, Rover competitions, Guest Presentations Q+A.



August 25 2018
Sarah Pruys, CabinRadio .ca
Fort Smith observatory named for Canada’s first female astronaut: Dr Roberta Bondar shocked!

August 24 2018
Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Astronomical Society [TAWBAS]
Dr. Roberta Bondar Northern Observatory