DID YOU KNOW: Open House – Dominion Astrophysical Observatory

Centre of the Universe

5071 West Saanich Road

Celebrating the 100 year anniversary.

The Plaskett Telescope was Canada’s first major “big science” project to be funded publicly. For more than three decades, as one of the three largest telescopes in the world, it enabled major astronomy discoveries. The Observatory has made many contributions to international astronomy, including John Stanley Plaskett’sdefinitive work on the structure of the Milky Way, followed by subsequent research into binary stars, the study of stellar X-ray sources, stellar-mass black holes, and pioneering advanced optical instrumentation for clearer pictures of our universe.

Great universe hands-on programme.

Open Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm