Clear skies over Ottawa this weekend provided spectacular views of a mid-winter full moon.
The February full moon goes by different names in different parts of the world, but in Ottawa it’s known as the Snow Moon.
(That, despite the fact that when night skies are clear enough to see a winter moon clearly, it’s often too dry/cold to snow too much. But we digress…)
Regardless of how your visit lines up to the moon calendar, if you want a glimpse of the moon in all its glory, Ottawa delivers.
A giant moon model hangs in the Museum of Nature‘s iconic atrium, known as the Queens’ Lantern.
Stargazers and astronomy fans have plenty of like-minded ‘friends’ in the Ottawa area.
- A number of clubs host periodic meet-ups with telescopes around the region.
- The local chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada hosts monthly meetings.
- Ingenium, the Crown Corporation that runs three of Canada’s national museums, has hosted popular planetarium events at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.
- The Canada Science and Technology Museum also hosts occasional celestial-themed events. (The latter museum is home to a powerful telescope in its Helen Sawyer Hogg Observatory.)
Capital Concierge can help you make the most of these and other opportunities to gaze upward, escape the steely bonds – at least mentally, and enjoy an out-of-this-world experience whilst here in Ottawa. Get in touch today.