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Past Meetings & Events - an archive of presentations made at past meetings and events, including photos and videos of past events.


Astronomy Caf� -  enjoy good company along with coffee, cookies and observing on clear nights at the Astronomy Caf�. You are welcome to attend any Monday evening (Sept-May). Please call Malcolm at (778) 430-2804 if you have any questions or to get directions.

Annual Events


Messier Marathoneach Spring during a new Moon weekend, Victoria Centre holds a marathon observing event at the Victoria Centre Observatory (VCO) and environs on Observatory Hill.


International Astronomy Day - Victoria Centre stages a special event every year to celebrate International Astronomy Day - usually in April or May of each year.


RASCals Star Party - RASC Victoria Centre has held successful RASCals Star Parties annually from 2000 through to present. Starting in 2010, the new location is the Metchosin Cricket Field.

Past Events

bulletAstronomy Day 2013
bulletInternational Year of Astronomy 2009 in Victoria - during 2009 Victoria Centre gave 23,272 Galileo Moments to our fellow Victorians as part of the IYA celebrations!

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