Oak Bay Walk of the Inner Planets

The Salish Walk of the Planets : Don’t forget that not only do the sun and moon rise in the East over Mount Baker, and set 12 hours later in the West, over Metchosin, but so do all the planets visible this month. The path they take is an “arc in the sky” which I call “The Salish Walk of the Planets”.  The astronomy community call the “walk” the “ecliptic”.

This month, on Sunday March 15th, the Oak Bay News invites residents of Oak Bay to meet at the Oak Bay Municipal Hall at 10:00 am to join us on our inaugural Oak Bay “Walk of the Inner Planets”. We plan to tread this Salish Walk of the Planets from Jupiter (Municipal Hall) via Mars (Gonzales Hill), Earth (Blueberry Hill) and Venus (Oak Bay Native Plant Garden/Oak Bay Beach Hotel) finally reaching Mercury (Willows Park). A fun, and easy 2 hour walk.

The Municipal Hall becomes Europa for the day. Europa is the Moon of Jupiter, and our starting point. Europa is where NASA believes there might be life under the ice. We will be checking for life in the Municipal Hall 🙂

Around 10:00 am Hilary Coupland and Doreen Hall lead everyone on the trek around the Inner Planets. 

To see the route as explored by Ole, the Jack Russell see the images below :

Ole and Bill explore Oak Bay Walk of the Inner Planets

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