Close to Edmonton and St. Albert, but far enough out for a fresh country experience.  Memory Lane Campground offers opportunities to enjoy activities on-site and in the area.

SKY-WATCHING

Remember when you could watch for shooting stars, see the Northern Lights and look for the "man-in the moon"?  Memory Lane Campground is far enough from city lights that you can enjoy seeing the night





  • October 19 - New Moon. The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This phase occurs at 19:12 UTC. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.

  • October 19 - Uranus at Opposition. The blue-green planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view Uranus. Due to its distance, it will only appear as a tiny blue-green dot in all but the most powerful telescopes.

  • October 21, 22 - Orionids Meteor Shower. The Orionids is an average shower producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Halley, which has been known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from October 2 to November 7. It peaks this year on the night of October 21 and the morning of October 22. The crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for what should be a good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Orion, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

Information courtesy of http://www.seasky.org/astronomy



  • about 10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner, which was first discovered in 1900. The Draconids is an unusual shower in that the best viewing is in the early evening instead of early morning like most othrs. The shower runs annually from October 6-10 and peaks this year on the the night of the 7th. The first quarter moon will block the fainter meteors in the early evening. It will set shortly after midnight leaving darker skies for observing any lingering stragglers. Best viewing will be in the early evening from a dark location far away from city







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    Birdwatching

     Every  summer day at Sandy Beach:  Look for wading and water birds at the causeway 


    Local Attractions

    Make Memory Lane your base for enjoying local attractions and events.  Get information about locations and routes at the campground.











     

     

     

     



     

     

    RR# 1, Onoway, Alberta; GPS Location 56309 Range Road 13;

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    Telephone:  780-995-5555