Dominion Astrophysical Observatory: The First 100 Years

May 4 – June 30*

*excluding May 14–18

Free | Clifford Carl Hall

This bilingual travelling exhibit celebrated the first 100 years of the National Research Council of Canada’s (NRC) Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Saanich. The small, ten panel exhibit presented the amazing story of its founder, construction and some of the major contributions made to our understanding of our galaxy and the universe.

The exhibit included historic video footage of Canada’s preeminent gateway to the stars and a large format hologram. It also included a one-tenth-scale model of the observatory, built to help the designers test all possible positions and motions of the telescope and dome.

Our exhibit partners, the NRC and its staff here in British Columbia, continue to make major technical contributions to our understanding of the universe.

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