Summer Star Party season starts with Astronomy Day on April 27th

The Centre of the Universe is open to the public July and August 2019

FRIENDS of the Dominion Astrophysical OBSERVATORY is a CHaritable ORganizatioN based in Victoria, B.C. dedicated to promoting public science outreach at the Dominion astrophysical observatory.

We ARE revitalizING its public programming and visitors centre, the "Centre of the Universe".

Current and upcoming activities include the Can-YES Program for remote science education, the local School Tours program, Touching the Stars, funded by the Victoria Foundation and Centre of the Universe daytime opening hours in Summer 2019.

FOR details of our other activities please check out our Events Calendar and other pages about our programs. See our pages for a brief history of the 101-year old Observatory!


All proceeds go directly to supporting our scientific outreach efforts in Victoria. They will be used to improve the Centre of the Universe building, update current exhibits, and ensure that we have the necessary and appropriate equipment for effective science communication.


about US

Find out about our organization and mission.


Become a Member

Ready to join forces?
Membership is easy and inexpensive.

star parties

Join us for free Saturday stargazing parties at the observatory!


VISIT the Observatory

We offer school & cruise tours, as well as host public events.