Summer Saturday Star Party Activities
In the Dome:
Tours of the historic dome and the Plaskett computer room begin every 20 minutes from 7:45 through to about 9:45 pm. After this the Plaskett telescope will be opened and visitors are welcome to come up to the second floor to see in real time what the telescope is looking at. Volunteers from the RASC and the Friends of the Observatory will be on hand to give information about the images that are being screened on the dome walls.
In the Centre of the Universe Building:
Exhibits are open from 7:30 to 11:00 pm.
Planetarium shows will be ongoing from 7:45 through to 10:15 pm. These are 15 to 20 minutes in length. Approximately 25 people can be accommodated at any one time in the little dome.
Astronomy presentations are in the Auditorium from 7:30 through to 9:30.
Here are this weeks lectures for May 23rd
- 7:30 pm An introduction to the Night Sky David Lee
- 8:00 pm “Shine on Silver Moon” Lauri Roche
- 8:30 pm An introduction to the Night Sky David Lee
- 900 pm “Shine on Silver Moon” Lauri Roche
On the Deck:
RASC Volunteers will have their solar telescopes out until the sun goes down and then will put up their nightsky telescopes for viewing the moon, the planets and the stars. This is ongoing from 7:30 to 11:00 pm