Solar Observing: Catch us in downtown Whitehorse doing solar observing at random places and times. Watch our twitter @YukonAstronomy for alerts!
Explore the Universe: The Explore the Universe is program designed as an introduction to observing the night sky. This program will help you gain the skills required to find astronomical objects in the sky, point your telescope at them, and record your observations. Once you have successfully found (and logged) a number of observations of celestial objects, you are eligible for a certificate and pin. This programming will resume in September.
Astro 101: Ever wanted to take Astronomy 101, but it just never happened for whatever reason? Astronomer Christa Van Laerhoven will be giving a series of talks covering content typically found in Astronomy 101 courses, without the bother of assignments and tests.
June 13: Astro 101, 6:30pm at the Whitehorse Public Library and online via Google Meet.
August 26 and 27: Star Party! Details pending.
The Yukon Astronomical Society 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 left or 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.