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



March 24 & 25: Spring Star Party!

  • Friday
    • open: 3pm
    • talk/lecture: 8pm, “The Lives and Deaths of Stars” by Dr Christa Van Laerhoven
    • close: midnight (or later if the sky is clear)
  • Saturday
    • open 11am (but we may well be there earlier)
    • talk/lecture: 8pm, “The Science of the Auroras” by Vikki Zsohar
    • close: midnight (or later if the sky is clear)

April 11: Astro 101, 6:30pm at the Whitehorse library and online.

April 24: Explore the Universe, time TBD at the observatory.

Don’t see a date that works for you? We have limited availability for private tours. Contact us for details.



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.

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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