Okanagan Science Centre focuses on telescopes

Workshop in Vernon Jan. 12

Did you just get a telescope for Christmas? Do you own a telescope you aren’t using as much as you’d like? The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Vernon Chapter will be giving a workshop on setting up and using your telescope at the Okanagan Science Centre.

The workshop, Saturday, Jan. 12, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. is free for members of the Okanagan Science Centre, or included with admission for non-members. Admission prices are $8 for adults, $5 for children, or $20 for the whole family.

“Astronomy has been a key part of the Okanagan Science Centre from our beginning,” said Jim Swingle, the Science Centre’s Executive Director. “Bruce Aikenhead, a developer of the Canadarm, was a key figure in the creation of the Science Centre. One of my favourite stories from those days was he wasn’t sure the exact measurements for an exhibit, so he called up NASA to check.”

The Okanagan Science Centre is a charitable non-profit organization. It has been inspiring kids and families with hands-on scientific exhibits, programs, and camps for over 25 years.

“Our goal is to make science fun and accessible for everyone.”

To learn more visit www.okscience.ca or call 250-545-3644.


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