Heritage Village is having a Star Party and you won’t want to miss it!Presented in partnership with the Royal
Astronomical Society and McMaster University, this will be a unique opportunity
to learn about the wonders of the night sky through a fun and interactive
evening of exploration and discovery.Mark your calendar for Friday April 24.
special Star Party program will feature many historical and modern astronomy
activities.At the Mountsberg Church,
you can enjoy a fascinating lecture inspired by the Victorian astronomer Sir
Robert Stawell Ball.A talented
storyteller will also present several delightful, traditional tales of the sun,
moon and stars. At the Gillen House, an
authentic Edwardian home, you can peek in on the Star Party Social, an astronomically-themed
party featuring music, dancing and decorations of the early 1900s.(Think Downton Abbey.)The Westfield Theatre will be showing A Trip to the Moon, the unique 1902 film
by French filmmaker Georges Méliès.The General Store will have delicious sweets treats available, including
homemade star cookies.At the Cathcart
one room log schoolhouse, take a seat and make a charming take-home craft.You won’t want to miss a delightful shadow
play at the D’Aubigny Inn exploring the mythical origins of some important and
Yummy Star Cookies at the Eddie D. Cat Confectionery!
the sun sets, stargazing will be a highlight of this evening, and visitors will
have opportunities to peer through both antique and modern telescopes.Under the guidance of a member of the Royal
Astronomical society, you will be able to look deep into the sky through the rare
1884 Bell refracting telescope. Astronomers
using modern telescopes will also be stationed in the Village Green, where they
will introduce visitors to modern-day astronomy techniques. Old or new, the view through these telescopes
is sure to take your breath away.
is very pleased to welcome the Let’s Talk
Science and Sidewalk Astronomy groups
from McMaster University, who will present special astronomy activities and demonstrations
throughout the evening.Knowledgeable and
friendly members will share their expertise and invite young visitors to
participate in a variety of fascinating, kid-friendly activities.
Heritage Village is located at 1049 Kirkwall Road, off Highway 8, midway
between Hamilton and Cambridge.The Star
Party will take place between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm. on Friday April 24.Outdoor activities and viewing will be
weather permitting.Only select
historical buildings will be open for this program.Regular admission rates apply.Adults $8.50, Seniors $7.50, Children
$5.50.Five and under are free.Parking is free.For more information, please visit
westfieldheritage.ca or call 519-621-8851.