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Free Saturday Star Party

The Friends of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Victoria Centre
with the support of Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics, National Research Council of Canada



at the NRC's Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, 5017 West Saanich Road


  • Tours of the historic 1.8-m Plaskett Telescope and viewing via CCD camera (when clear)
  • Viewing with high quality telescopes brought by amateur astronomers (when clear)
  • Live Planetarium shows
  • Lectures and Demonstrations
  • "Constellations Walks" (touring the night sky using only your eyes, led by an expert)

 Limited Capacity (250 Guests per evening) - register in advance by getting tickets.

Full details of the program for the evening including the plan of the site and the guest speaker is kindly maintained by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada on this page.