The Night Sky - Family Programming

Join us at the Space Centre on January 29th (in the evening) or 31st (in the daytime)! Discover more about observational astronomy (the recording of data from the observable universe) and learn more about what you can see in the night sky when stargazing in your own backyard.

During your 60 minute visit you will have 30 minutes to explore the exhibits in our Cosmic Courtyard Gallery and learn about a fun craft to make at home. The other 30 minutes will be spent in our Observatory with a tour of our ½ metre Cassegrain telescope and a 15 minute presentation about different types of light.

This program is recommended for families with children ages 8+. Children must be accompanied by adults. One ticket must be purchased for each member of your group. Groups can have a maximum of 4 people. We recommend that you dress warmly as the Observatory can be cold.

Select your desired time slot of your party (maximum 4 people per group). Tickets are $10 each plus taxes and fees. We will be hosting 8 people per time slot to allow for adequate social distancing. Please arrive early to allow time for check-in.

Time Slots:
January 29th (evening time slots): 7:00,7:45, 8:30, 9:15; 10:00
Purchase tickets here.

January 31st (daytime time slots): 9:45, 10:30,11:15, 12:00,12:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00
Purchase tickets here.

The safety of all visitors and staff is our priority. We want to welcome you in a safe and comfortable environment. We hope that you will enjoy being back at the Centre and reconnecting with our programs and activities.

Please arrive early to allow time for check-in out in front of the Space Centre.

PLEASE NOTE: All members of your group will be REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK. We will have disposable masks available if you need one.

See our COVID Guidelines for Visitors here.

Event Details

January 29, 2021 - 9:45am to January 31, 2021 - 4:00pm