Perspectives on the Solstice
Summer solstice is a significant day for many cultures worldwide, and for the planet itself! Come celebrate and learn about solstice with a 19+ summer kick-off party at the Museum of Vancouver and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.
In honour of the longest day of the year, these two organizations will open the doors of their unique building for an engaging partnership event filled with activities, lectures, traditional storytelling, Planetarium Star Theatre shows, exhibitions, drinks, games, food and so much more.
First Nations knowledge holders Woody Morrison and Latash Nahanee will perform Solstice themed storytelling. Participants will learn how the Haida and Squamish approach and celebrate Solstice on this day, one that is now recognized as National Indigenous Peoples Day. Knowledge holders will be joined by Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk, Professor at the UBC Faculty of Forestryand Keely Langford, Park Interpreter at Metro Vancouver Parks to aminate biological interpretations of Solstice and seasonal change in our city.
Grab a drink, wander through MOV feature exhibitions, drift into the Space Centre where you will learn more about why our planet has seasons, how seasons affect other planets in the solar system, and how we will search for life on other worlds in the galaxy.
Feature Planetarium Show
Solstices in the Solar System: HRMSC Astronomer Kat Kelly will take you on a visual journey through with a cosmic perspective on solstices and seasons through the solar system, and what that may tell us in our search for life in the universe.
Demonstrations on how we find exoplanets, their orbits, seasons, solstices, and which of these might be suitable for life will be shown at GroundStation Canada and the Cosmic Courtyard will be animated with art stations and interactive displays.
Your ticket includes admission to all this plus access to the special Solstice planetarium show and all MOV exhibitions, and that’s not all! This 19+ event features a cash bar, and delicious food truck options on site, like Roasted Revolution and Taste of Heaven. Be sure not miss out on this memorable premiere event celebrating the start of Summer!
TICKETS: $25 early bird tickets until June 14th, regular $30.
*Choose between either the 7:00pm, 8:30pm or 10:00pm planetarium show when purchasing your tickets.
Tickets available online through Eventbrite until 12:00pm on June 21st, and at the door.
This is a 19+ event. All attendees will be required to provide photo ID upon entry.