Come Join Us For A Dark Sky Weekend Photo Event
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Dark Sky Weekend
Friday, August 5 (after 4:00 pm) – Sunday, August 7, 2016 (noon)
The Rosetown Photography Club invites you to a
weekend away from the city lights and WiFi at
the Hershel Retreat House and Ancient Echoes
Interpretive Centre in Hershel.
Hershel is a very
small community, half an hour from Rosetown, nestled in an ancient river valley with strong connections to the First People’s culture in our area.
The $150.00/person registration includes: two night’s accommodation, two suppers, two breakfasts and one lunch, a guided tour through the Ancient Echoes landscape, entrance to the Museum, two sunsets, and two sunrises. Colin Chatfield, of the Saskatchewan Aurora Hunters, has accepted our invitation to join us as a resource person. Regardless of the weather, the weekend will proceed. Colin has an excellent presentation to inform and entertain us!
The Club needs you to know several things about this weekend. The Retreat House has bedrooms on the upper level and in the basement. Beds will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. It may be that you will have a comfy mattress for two nights rather than a bed.
The area around Hershel is fairly rugged and the tour of the Sacred Grounds involves quite a hike. People are discouraged from entering the area without a guide and our tour will take place in the early evening. We will end the tour at a spot for sunset and dark night shooting. Also, there are no bathrooms out in the tour area.
Rosetown Photography Club cannot guarantee your safety out in the hills.
Handy items to bring:
- a pillow and sleeping bag, a lawn chair, a flashlight, sunscreen, bug spray,
- your favorite beverage (lots of fridge space to keep it cold),
- your spirit of adventure
- and your need to photograph some incredibly clear night skies and remarkable sunrises and sunsets.
Dark Sky Weekend ~ Rosetown Photography Club
Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 7
Friday 5:00 – 7:00 supper is available
Find a spot facing the west for the sunset at 8:54pm
Bedtime is whenever you want to stop taking photos.
Saturday find a spot facing east sunrise at 5:42 am
8:00 – 9:30 breakfast
12:00 – 1:00 lunch
5:00 – 6:00 supper
During the day, out and about for photos, tour the Museum (First People and Dinosaurs are featured), naps, hot tub
6:15 – the tour of the Sacred Grounds will need to start at the Museum in vehicles as the entrance to the grounds is further down the road. If you do not plan on staying up late again, you will need to drive your own way back to the Retreat.
Sunday a different east-facing spot as sunrise is at 5:45 am
8:00 - ? Breakfast /left-overs for lunch(?)
Register before July 27, 2016
Mail to: Stan Hingston, Box 1177, Rosetown, SK S0L 2V0. For more information, phone Stan at (306) 882 – 2220 (wk) or (until July 5) phone Brenda Winny (306) 882- 4181.
Phone: ___________________ email:________________________
Accommodation requested: teepee: ___ camper spot: ____ a real bed: (limited number) ___ a comfy mattress ____
Cheque enclosed: ___ (Will not be cashed until numbers for weekend are confirmed. Payable to Rosetown Photography Club)
Your attendance will be confirmed by phone or by email.