The gate at the bottom of the hill may be closed
and the road going up lonely and quiet but the Friends of the DAO are working to reopen our public programs for the Centre of the Universe and the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory.
We would love to put on our Saturday Night Star Parties again and have you join us, but unfortunately we cannot open just yet. So instead we are going ... VIRTUAL.
This summer you won’t need to reserve any tickets, or wait in lines in your cars, or be concerned about the wind or the weather. We are going to bring the programs to you, in the comfort of your home, to be enjoyed at your leisure.
Right: Comet NEOWISE above the Plaskett Dome. Picture courtesy of DAO scientist Dr Hugh Thompson