What happens at a Star Party?
My favourite part is that super-keen and knowledgeable volunteers with the Royal Astronomical Society set up their telescopes and share the stars with you.
On most nights there are also tours of the awesome Dominion Astrophysical Observatory.
There are also Astronomy lectures and presentations and displays from the Centre of the Universe.
Some nights there is even music!
And thanks to the hard work of volunteers with the Royal Astronomical Society and the great folks at the National Research Council, it is free!
Tickets are limited and are reserved well in advance so you need to be on the ball to go!
Tickets are available for reservation eight days before the event, starting at 1pm on Fridays. They seem to be all snapped up within a few days. (The August 6th date is already sold out) But there are two more opportunities, the 13th and 20th.
Tickets for August 13 are available starting at 1pm on August 5.
Tickets for August 20 are available starting at 1pm on August 12.
Click here for more information and to reserve tickets.
A huge THANK YOU to the many RASC-Victoria volunteers and the National Research Council for sharing with us the wonder and science of the cosmos!
Hope to see you there!!! -Lana
PS. These events are very close to my heart as I worked all out to restore public access to the Saanich Observatory in 2013 and 2014. More info on that is here: http://saanichobservatory.blogspot.ca