RASC Victoria Centre: Virtual Star Party

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 22:00 EDT to Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 02:00 EDT

Virtual Star Party with the Friends of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory

RASC Victoria 

The RASC Victoria Centre (RASC) and the Friends of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (FDAO) in
Victoria are joining forces to host a celebration of International Astronomy Day on Friday, May 15th, 2021 from 7
pm to 11 pm PDT (10 pm - 2 am EDT).

Our guest speaker, Dr Kim Venn, Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Astronomy Research
Centre at UVIC will be giving a presentation on “Fossils in our Galaxy”
. The fossils aren’t the usual
dinosaur bones but very old stars that give us clues to the formation of the galaxy billions of years ago.
We have the best of all worlds: solar telescope streaming early in the evening, night sky EAA
(Electronically Assisted Astronomy) as the sky gets darker and live views of the deep sky from the
historic Plaskett Telescope at the DAO.

There will be virtual tours of the DAO and Centre of the Universe and a live-streamed tour of the
Telescope facilities at the University of Victoria. We also have special presentations of “Ask an
Astronomer (or two)” and an Astrophotography Gallery with images taken by local RASC members with
accompanying music from our famous a capella choir, Vox Humana. Add in a Planetarium show and it
will be a complete evening filled with lots of entertainment and astronomical discoveries.

Please join us by registering for the Zoom event or stream on Youtube. Look for schedules and updated
information on our two websites: www.victoria.rasc.ca and www.centreoftheuniverse.org