Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Summer Star Parties 2015!

I'm very pleased to report that Summer Star Parties are back for 2015! Congratulations to the volunteers with RASC-Victoria and everyone who has worked so hard to bring the stars to Saanich. Special thanks to RASC's Lauri Roche, Jim Hesser, Nelson Walker, and Don Moffatt and the NRC's Greg Fahlman, Kevin Farris, and Morrick Vincent. Lana Popham, MLA Saanich South

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Victoria Centre
with the support of The National Research Council of Canada, Herzberg

Summer Star Parties

at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
5071 West Saanich Road

April 25th, May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th
July 18th and 25th. August 1st, 8th and 29th. September 12th

7:30 PM TO 11:00 PM (Gates close at 10:00PM)


  • Tours of the historic Plaskett telescope
  • Astronomy lectures and presentations
  • Music in the dome
  • Night sky viewing
  • “Constellation Walks”
Please download and print the poster as a reminder for these events!

For safety reasons, we are limited to hosting 200 visitors at the Observatory at a time. If you arrive and are turned away, please try again later, or on another Saturday evening. We are open twelve Saturday evenings this summer to help accommodate you. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
Please note there is absolutely no stopping or parking along West Saanich Road adjacent to the Observatory entrance. Smoking anywhere on Observatory grounds is also prohibited.
If you require assistance while at the Observatory, please ask any of the Commissionaires, or RASC members on site. RASC members can be identified by their safety vests.

For more information about these events, please contact Sherry Buttnor