Sunset + Astronomy Walking Tour

Jul 20
Parc Beaubien (Outremont) Thursday 7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
5 / 12

Watch the Sunset from the best spot in Montréal

We've all seen a sunset. But in this workshop you'll learn to notice entirely new things about them: the rotation of the Earth, the Sun's path in the sky, why the days are longer in the summer, and much more.

Sunset that looks like a Tequila Sunrise drink

Location

This workshop takes place at the Belvédère Outremont. Never been? You've just found a hidden gem of Montréal...

The sunset from Belvedere Outremont

Schedule

  • 7:30 PM: meet at Parc Beaubien
  • 7:40 PM: begin walking up the mountain trail to Belvédère Outremont
  • 8:10 PM: arrive at the Belvédère Outremont
  • 8:20 PM: see the Sun with the telescopes (with special filter)
  • 8:35 PM: the Sun sets on the horizon
  • 9:05 PM: planets and stars begin appearing
  • 9:15 PM: descend Belvédère

What You'll Learn

  • how to notice the rotation of the Earth in real-time
  • why we receive more sunlight in the summer and less in the winter
  • how the solstices and equinoxes work
  • how sunrise and sunset time changes through the year
  • why the the Sun sets in different locations through the year
  • the different stages of a sunset
  • how to use several free smartphone astronomy apps:

Teaching about the sunset at Belvedere Outremont

Solar Filter

We're also going to look at the Sun with a special filter on the telescope. An incredible view.

View of the Sun with a solar filter

Cancellation / Refunds

Weather Cancellation Policy

This workshop is weather dependent. 2 hours before the workshop, you'll get an email saying if we are GO or NO-GO.

  • If it's raining, the event will be cancelled. You'll receive a 100% refund on your credit card.
  • If it's cloudy, partly cloudy, or clear, the event goes on. Even with clouds, we'll still be learning a lot.

Refunds Policy

If you can't make it and need to cancel yourself, please tell me as soon as possible.

  • More than 48 hours before event100% refund

  • Between 24 and 48 hours before event: 50% refund

  • Less than 24 hours before event: No refund

Jul 20
Parc Beaubien (Outremont) Thursday 7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
5 / 12