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Earth and Friends:
A Fundraiser Benefitting Public Programming at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
by: Friends of the DAO
Spend this Earth Day at the Observatory, with a view to the stars!
The 2017 Friends of Dominion Astrophysical Observatory Society (FDAO) “Earth and Friends” fundraiser marks our second year of raising funds for astronomy and science education on Southern Vancouver Island.
Join Vox Humana and science journalist Bob McDonald for a night of music, refreshments, appetizers, mingling and education as we kick off the run up to the centennial year of the Observatory.
With a silent auction rounding out the evening to help raise funds for public education at the observatory, this will be a one of a kind event.
At 99 years old, the Observatory still serves as a research facility for exploration of the cosmos, and the Centre of the Universe building is home for many science outreach events including Star Parties hosted by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and volunteer events run by the Friends of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory.
The FDAO is a non-profit BC-registered Society based in Victoria, B.C. dedicated to showing community support for the DAO. We aim to revitalize public programming and science outreach at the Centre of the Universe Building and the Observatory.
As one of the most stunning locations in Victoria, the Observatory sits on Little Saanich Mountain with a view over the city and out to the ocean and the Olympic Mountain Range, the evening promises be an extraordinary way to spend this Earth Day.
If you wish to take advantage of the Membership pricing, please join here!
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Please note that public transit is infrequent at this location; it is best to bring your vehicle.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Unfortunately not - this is an active research facility and we are required to keep a list of attendees to this event.
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Friends of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
We are a non-profit BC-registered Society based in Victoria, B.C. dedicated to showing community support for the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory. We aim to revitalize its public programming and visitors centre, the "Centre of the Universe."