August 27 and 28: Star Party at our Observatory. Join us to view celestial objects from our observatory (weather permitting) and chat with us about astronomy. Entry fee is $10 for adults, $5 for youth (this fee covers both nights, hold on to your ticket).
- August 27: 7pm to very late.
- stargazing (sunset is 9:19pm)
- August 28: 5pm to very late.
- safe sun-gazing with specialised telescopes
- 6pm: talk on stellar evolution by Vikki Zsohar
- 7pm: “The Solar System Beyond Neptune” talk by Dr Christa Van Laerhoven
- stargazing (sunset is 9:17pm)
The RASC Yukon Centre Observatory is located on the hill behind the Takhini Hot Pools. We have a small parking lot along the road for the Takhini Campground. (If this lot is full, the next nearest parking is the main parking lot of the Takhini Hot Pools.) From the small parking lot, follow the footpath directly up the hill to reach the Observatory.
To reach the small parking lot: Turn right at the end of Takhini Hotsprings Road, as if you were going to the campground. Follow this road without taking any of the branches to the right. The small lot is on the left hand side of the road and has a small sign. The footpath to the observatory is across the road from this small parking lot.
During the summer, we can provide road access directly to the observatory for people with disabilities. Please contact us to make arrangements.
Events are free for members and by donation for guests unless otherwise noted.