Jupiter might have 600 moons? Say what?

Join us for a fun evening at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, enjoy a planetarium show and take in a live science demonstration as we take a closer look at the Many Moons of Jupiter. Find out how scientists are studying these moons, what they are looking for, and whether they could support life…

When Galileo first turned his telescope to Jupiter he discovered 4 moons. A recent discovery made by University of British Columbia astronomers shows that Jupiter could have a total of 600 moons. Special guest Maude Lariviere, Masters student in Astronomy at the University of British Columbia, will be joining us to talk more about this fascinating discovery.

If you can't make it in person stream the lecture portion of the evening (8:00pm-9:00pm) from the comfort of your own home.

Tickets to attend in person are $20+ taxes and fees, and on Zoom $8+ taxes and fees.

This is event is recommended for attendees ages 13+.


There are 2 ways to participate:

1) Join us in-person (from 6:30pm-9:30pm) and come to the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre for the presentation. Reserve your seat on Eventbrite, capacity is limited.

2) Zoom – watch the lecture portion of the event virtually (from 7:30pm-8:30pm).

LINK TO ZOOM LIVE STREAM: An email will be sent from the Eventbrite platform with a link to access the live stream 30 minutes before the lecture starts on October 6th.

*Eventbrite tickets sales will end at 5:30pm on October 6th.



6:30pm – doors open

6:30pm - 8:00pm – explore the Cosmic Courtyard Gallery and watch a live science demonstration

8:00pm (online and in-person) – The Many Moons of Jupiter Planetarium Star Theatre presentation with special guest Maude Lariviere

9:00pm – visit the Observatory (visibility is weather dependent)

Event Details

October 6, 2022 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm