Educational Heritage AttractionsQuick Links:S.A.L.T.S. Sail and Life Training Society |
Listing date: Summer 2018
Night Sky Viewing and
Free AdmissionThe Saturday Star Parties are now operated by the Friends of the DAO with the support of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the National Research Council. For summer 2018 the remaining dates are July 21, August 4, 11, 25 September 1
Full details of the program are available at www.thecentreoftheuniverse.net/star-parties. That page also has a link to our ticketing site on Eventbrite. Tickets are free but need to be reserved in advance since space - and particularly parking space - is restricted on the hill. As of time of writing tickets for July 21, Aug 4, and 11 are all taken, but members of the public are admitted to the site at around 8:30pm if there is still space available.
Additionally, the Centre for the Universe Vistors' Centre is open weekdays Tuesday to Friday from 10am-3pm, featuring the Centennial Exhibition commemorating the opening of the observatory in May 1918, courtesy of the Royal British Columbia Museum.Back to top...
Listing date: 13 July 2020
Our office hours are as follows:
Sail training programs for young people aged 13-25 aboard the topsail schooner "Pacific Swift" and the gaff schooner "Pacific Grace." The "Pacific Swift" was built at Expo '86 as a working exhibit and is based on the "Swift" of 1778. The "Pacific Grace" is a replica of the "Robertson II", an original fishing schooner which plied the Grand Banks until 1973. Between 1974 and 1995 the "Robertson II" was used for sail training in the S.A.L.T.S. program. "Pacific Swift" and "Pacific Grace" provide a platform to continue the training of young people and allow the preservation of a valuable link with our maritime past.