[sust-mar] Dark Skies in Ship Harbour bring out masses to view Perseid Meteor Shower at annual festival-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, August 9th (Media Advisory)

Lauren Latour laureneclatour at gmail.com
Wed Aug 9 08:57:26 EDT 2017


Date: August 9th, 2017 

CONTACT: Lauren Latour
       The Deanery Project 
       laureneclatour at gmail.com 
       thedeaneryproject at gmail.com
Dark Skies in Ship Harbour bring out masses to view Perseid Meteor Shower at annual festival  

For two evenings this weekend, the Eastern Shore will be a gathering place for people looking to appreciate the magic of the seas and night skies. On the evenings of August 11th and 12th the Perseid Meteor Shower will be visible in the night sky, and the bioluminescent algae found in Ship Harbour will be glowing brightly, providing dazzling nightime viewing for those attending The Deanery Project’s annual “SeaLight, SkyLight” festival. In addition to providing optimal dark sky viewing of the meteor shower and phosphorescence, the festival will be host to music, performances, arts & crafts for children, and educational presentations and interactive activites covering astronomy and marine biology. 

The festival is part of a wider effort by The Deanery Project to encourage visitors to the 100 Wild Islands, and increase awareness around issues pertaining to environmental conservation on the Eastern Shore. 

What: SeaLight, SkyLight 
Who: Families, Individuals, Entertainers and Educators 
When: August 11th and 12th from 7:30- 11:30 PM (coinciding with Perseid Meteor Shower) 
Where: The Deanery Project (751 West Ship Harbour Rd. Lower Ship Harbour, NS) 
Why: The event is staged to gather people together to view the Perseid Meteor Shower outside of the light pollution of the city, and phosphorescence in Ship Harbour. 

The Deanery Project is an arts and environmental learning centre located on the Eastern Shore. Situated on 25 acres of woodland waterfront The Deanery offers a wide variety of workshops and events throughout the year with an emphasis on topics related to environmental sustainability, community building, artistry, rural living skills, and natural building. 


Lauren Latour
Outreach & Communications 
The Deanery Project
laureneclatour at gmail.com

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