Astronomy Day 2022

The members of the Victoria Centre Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Science Venture, University of Victoria and others as they present amazing astronomical activities for all ages.

Join us for:

Telescope Show and Tell Try out telescopes and ask questions
Astrophotography Take photos of the night sky with your own camera and see the work of RASC members
Children's Astro Crafts Kids make their own astronomy and space souvenirs 
Ask an Astronomer Find answers to those questions about astronomy and space you always wanted to ask
Responsible Lighting Get pointers on how to reduce your own light pollution 
UVic Astonomy and Physics Interactive astronomy for students
UVic Science Venture Hands-on, minds-on science, engineering and technology learning for youth
Camosun College Astronomy Astronomy courses, university transfer
Shawnigan Lake School Astronomy Student projects using the observatory
Solar Telescope viewing View the sun safely through solar telescopes (weather permitting)

Public Lectures in Newcombe Conference Hall

10:30 AM Tracking the Moon for 30 Years - Randy Enking, President, RASC Victoria Centre
11:30 AM Observing the birth of planets in the universe - Ruobing Dong, Physics & Astronomy, University of Victoria
12:30 PM Cosmic Collisions and the Fate of the Milky Way - Mallory Thorp, Physics & Astronomy, University of Victoria
1:30 PM Demystifying Machine Learning - Karun Thanjavur, Physics & Astronomy, University of Victoria

IMAX Victoria will screen two special presentations of Asteroid Hunters at 12 pm and 3 pm. Regular admission to IMAX applies. 

Get in Touch

Kim Gough
Acting Director of Audience Experience