First Time Seeing the Milky Way Galaxy

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This past weekend (July 17th-19th, 2015), I attended a Star Party in the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s designated Dark Sky Preserve in Gordon’s Park on Manitoulin Island. I saw the Milky Way – our home galaxy – for the first time in my entire life. This goes to show how prevalent light pollution is and how we take for granted the limited stars in our night sky.

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