Observing the Universe

How do astronomers learn about stars, galaxies, and the universe from so far away? Join us at the Space Centre on January 23rd or 24th and learn about the tools they use, and what different types of light reveal to us about some of the mysteries of the universe.

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. Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions we are unable to host groups in the Planetarium Star Theatre.

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 (9:45am, 10:30am, 11:15am, 12:00pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm or 3:00pm) and purchase a ticket for each member of your party. Tickets are $10 each plus taxes and fees. We will be hosting 8 people per time slot to allow for adequate social distancing.

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 23, 2021 - 9:45am to January 24, 2021 - 4:00pm