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Thursday, 04 August 2011 14:22

Perseid viewing scheduled at Big Sky Observatory

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By Susan Quinlan
Southern Alberta
Stargazers throughout North America are likely familiar with the Perseid meteor shower, an annual event that NASA claims has been observed for at least 2,000 years. Considered the best meteor shower of the year, with its near steady light show of melting bits of ice and dust, the meteor shower can be viewed from a relatively new observatory at mid point between Lethbridge and Calgary.

By Susan Quinlan
As many may have noticed, the Claresholm and District Museum recently grew, opening a second building with an abundance of artifacts collected over many years.

Southern Alberta
Partnerships and co-operation have become the best means of accomplishing common goals, and this year Salvation Army, Interfaith Food Bank and United Way will work together to co-ordinate their annual programs that help to recruit backpacks and school supplies for disadvantaged youth.

By Susan Quinlan
Waterton Lakes National Park
The Blackfoot Canadian Cultural Society (BCCS) and Parks Canada present the first Blackfoot Arts and Heritage Festival August 2-4, coinciding with Waterton National Park’s 100th anniversary celebration.

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