Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fete de St-Louis at Louisbourg

This blog seem to be developing an 18th century habit lately, but we cannot resist noting that this week marks the feast of St-Louis, more or less the royalist equivalent of Bastille Day in pre-revolutionary France.

At Louisbourg in Nova Scotia, they have plans for military demonstrations, puppet shows, guided tours, theatrical pieces, Mi'kmaw storytelling, and for tonight astronomical observations and a talk about the Marquis de Chabert and the astronomical observatory he built at Louisbourg in 1753, Canada's first.

Unfortunately meterology may be displacing astronomy today. Hurricane Bill is blowing up the Cape Breton coast this afternoon. Vive le roi and batten down the hatches!
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