The Friends of the DAO is intended to be a voice for all community stakeholders, including the full range of community members who signed petitions in 2013. We welcome all community members to join. Our focus is on public science outreach activities based at the Observatory, and in particular we support the efforts of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Victoria Centre. People interested in becoming involved with amateur astronomy should get in touch with the RASC directly (talking to them at one of our Saturday events is a good start).
Science Venture, a non-profit based at UVic, has proven expertise providing camps for children, and we encourage their activities at the Centre of the Universe.
The Friends of the DAO appreciates the involvement of both the RASC and Science Venture at the DAO and hopes to assist in enhancing their activities there.