Events are free for members and by donation for guests unless otherwise noted.



October 14: Partial solar eclipse visible from Whitehorse, 8:38am to 10:31am. Maximum (62%) at 9:23am.

October 23: Members Meeting at the Observatory, 6:30pm.

October 30: Night at the Observatory, 8:30pm.

Don’t see a date that works for you? We have limited availability for private tours. See Bookings.



Night at the Observatory: Join us for night sky observing at the observatory. Everyone from the beginner to the expert welcome. Bring your own telescope or binoculars, or learn how to use one of ours.

Members Meeting: We meet to socialize and discuss astronomy. The meeting usually includes a talk or lecture, sometimes Astro 101 by Christa Van Laerhoven and sometimes a guest presenter.

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.




The Yukon Astronomical Society Observatory is located on the hill behind Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs. We have a small parking lot along the road for the campground. 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 Hot Springs 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.

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