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FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010

Stargazing at the Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory, Vancouver

Vancouver's darkened west coast locale has made it an ideal place for observing the night sky. The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in Vanier Park is also home to the Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory. The Observatory has a half-meter 1000x magnification Cassegrain telescope which is used to observe the night sky. On cloudless Friday and Saturday evenings it opens to the public by donation. Come down and stargaze throughout the year!

Check out the Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory every Saturday on clear nights to stargaze!Stargazing is an activity that opens up the night sky - check out Stargazing Saturdays at the Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory in Vancouver, British Columbia.The City of Vancouver is home to the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and planetarium which also encompasses the Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory. Every Friday and Saturday, this Observatory opens its nine meter roof to unveil the night sky and allows visitors to view the night sky through their half-meter 1000x Cassegrain telescope.

  • DATES: Every Friday and Saturday throughout the year on clear nights
  • TIMES: 8:30pm - Closing
  • COST: Admission by Donation
  • LOCATION: Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory, near 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, British Columbia (map)

Knowledgeable staff and volunteers make it a fun and education experience for all ages - have fun Stargazing in Vancouver!

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