Upcoming Events

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We welcome all members of the community to come together and experience inspiring events that bridge science, arts, and culture. We’ve got incredible events for kids and adults interested in astronomy in Vancouver.

Earth Day

Land, Sea & Sky - Earth Day

Join us in celebrating Earth Day at the Museum of Vancouver (MOV), Vancouver Maritime Museum (VMM), and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre!

Representing Land, Sea, & Sky, the Vanier Park attractions will combine various activities and crafts for everyone to enjoy on April 20th.

Admission to the MOV & VMM will be free by donation, with the Space Centre charging regular admission fees, but will feature free Earth Day crafts and a presentation as part of this special day.

workshop

April 21st

Building with Bits Workshops

Come and tinker with inventions that demonstrate how we can use energy from the Sun to power technology! Build an energy meter, satellite dish, cooling fan and more!

Workshops have limited capacity so don’t miss out. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Workshops recommended for ages 7-15.

Workshops running at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm. Registration available at the door. Cost to attend $6.50.

home learners

April 23, 10:30am

The Great Space Telescopes - Home Learners Webinar

Join us and learn all about the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, Compton Gamma Ray Observatory and Chandra X-ray Observatory.

During this 60-minute live Zoom webinar participants will have the opportunity to interact and ask questions.

The webinar is designed for 7-11 year olds.

ask an astronomer

May 30, 4:00pm

Ask an Astronomer Live Stream

Join us for the last "Ask an Astronomer" live stream of the month on YouTube!

Dive into the science behind science fiction and get your questions answered.

Participate in our live chat—your curiosity is the limit!

ask an astronomer

June 13, 4:00pm

Ask an Astronomer Live Stream

Tune in for the latest "Ask an Astronomer" live stream on YouTube!

Have questions? Get them answered live—join the chat and ask our resident astronomer anything!

The Night Sun

June 13, 6:30pm

The Night Sun: Lunar Cycles and Indigenous Time Keeping

Every culture interprets the Moon differently, shaping beliefs, traditions, and even daily life. On June 13th, the Space Centre invites you to delve into the rich cultural significance of the Moon with a special interactive presentation featuring Dr. Shandin Pete.

This event is recommended for ages 13+.

home learners

June 18, 10:30am

Stars and their Planets - Home Learners Webinar

Calling all young astronomers!

Join us for our latest webinar: "Home Learners: Stars and their Planets." Come join us to learn about the relationship between stars and their planets, and how scientists learn all about them.

Workshop age recommendation: 7-11

ask an astronomer

June 27, 4:00pm

Ask an Astronomer Live Stream

Tune in for the latest "Ask an Astronomer" live stream on YouTube!

Have questions? Get them answered live—join the chat and ask our resident astronomer anything!

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