Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Earth Hour In Saskatoon

The theme this year at the Centre Mall in Saskatoon for Earth Hour is "Go Celestial". Saturday, March 27, 8:30-9:30pm at the entrance by Tony Tomas is the place to be during Earth Hour. Here is a link to the Earth Hour Canada site.

Earth Hour was started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when over 2 million homes turned off their lights for one hour to bring awareness to climate change. In 2008, over 50 million people in 35 countries participated and in 2009, more than 88 countries took part. 2010 is sure to be even bigger.

Last year in Saskatoon, there was a large line-up of people at the Centre Mall, so this year only promises to be bigger (weather providing of course). I plan on being there for this event, as does Bob of Blackholes and Astrostuff. The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Saskatoon Centre will be setup as well with telescopes set up. But Bob cautions everyone to maybe be there about 30 mins ahead of time to setup your scopes before viewing starts.

The first link below is to the page on the mall site about the event. It's the second from the bottom. The last link is the flyer the mall has put together for this event.

Centre Mall events

Centre Mall flyer

Hope to see you out

Earth Hour - Logo


  1. Super post Colin, we should all do our part to save our environment, bonus, we had fun doing it. Was a great time and educated the public about Earth hour and our Cosmos.

  2. Thanks Bob. Thanks for providing the info. It was a really fun evening being able to share our hobby with everyone. Great turnout too.

  3. Colin been here before, but then I got pulled away. Looks like our town reduced electricity consumption by 13% because of the Earth hour. It would be nice it was like that all the time. I hate those useless street lights at night, I think those should go to. The sky is much better interesting because we can see more.

    Hope all is well, and the little on doing well. Anna :)

  4. Nice to hear from you Anna. Thanks for stopping by. Good about the town saving that much energy. My little guy is doing well. Thanks. Take care.