The RASC Montreal Centre Supports Earth Hour

The RASC Montreal Centre will participate in this year’s Earth Hour event in Westmount Park. On Saturday, March 26, we will set up our telescopes in Westmount Park and – weather permitting! – observe Saturn, the Orion Nebula, and other celestial delights between 8:15pm and 9:30pm. Come and see us! We are looking forward to meeting you.

Here is the official programme of the Westmount Earth Hour event:

6:00 PM

Big Hall: doors open; exhibits on display related to energy and climate change; multi-theme activities in different rooms.

6:15 – 8:15 PM

Foyer: finger food, hot soup & drinks available at cost (bring your own cup and save!).

6:30 – 10:15 PM

Separate rooms: continuous screening of films  “Home” & “The Story of Stuff” (6 films in a loop).

7:00 – 7:45 PM

Big Hall: introductions, oral presentations (Mayor Trent, MP Marc Garneau, MPP, …, invited speaker).

8:00  – 9:30 PM

Musical entertainment (Trent, Bowser, Grossman;  Northbrook-9)

8:15  – 9:30 PM

Westmount Park: several telescopes will be set up by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada to observe Saturn, the Orion Nebula, and other celestial delights.  Events continue in parallel inside Victoria Hall.

8:30 – 9:30 PM

Actual Earth Hour, initiated by ringing church bells; streetlights near Victoria Hall and in Westmount Park will be turned off.

10:30 PM

Doors close.


Westmount Healthy City Project/EC – EH subcommittee (Eve Aspinall, Patricia Dumais, Paul Marriott & Tony Moffat – chair ), with the cooperation of Virginia Elliott, Councillor Theodora Samiotis, Councillor Patrick Martin, and Hydro Westmount.

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