Astronomy Open House

UVic telescope
Come see the universe through UVic's impressive telescope.

UVic has suspended all face-to-face instruction and public gatherings as of Friday evening (Mar 13, 2020) in order to mitigate any chance of the spread of Covid-19. While the Wednesday Night Open House at the observatory is still suspended until further notice, we have begun offering an online Wednesday Night Open House (every Wednesday 07:30 - 09:00 PM, on UVic Zoom platform). Each session comprises of an astronomy Q&A session, followed by an astronomy themed presentation by an invited speaker. Please contact at for joining instructions. Hope to meet you online! 

Topic: Fall 2020: Observatory Open House
Time: Every week on Wednesdays starting on Sep 23, 2020 until December, 2020.
         Sep 23, 2020     07:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


When: Wednesdays

  • 8-10 p.m. September-April
  • 9-10 p.m. May-August

Where: 5th floor Bob Wright Centre

You say you do not know a red dwarf from a black hole? A giant star from a globular cluster? Well here's your chance to discover everything you've wanted to know about the sky! Everyone welcome.


In addition to our regular Wednesday night open houses, we also invite groups of 20 to visit our dome facility for a daytime tour April through July. The tour includes an entertaining educational presentation, a look through the big, fully automated telescope in the Observatory on the Bob Wright Building, and weather permitting, an opportunity to search for sunspots using the smaller telescopes on the roof. The tours are free but space is limited. We strongly encourage interested parties to call 250-721-7700 to book a date. We are proud to serve the Victoria community and especially encourage schools to come and visit.