opportunity for all teachers, preschool to college, to supplement
and enrich their required
science curriculum using interactive
astronomy. An opportunity for students to
broaden their knowledge of
Earth and sky, the solar system, the cosmos,
and the Universe beyond.
An opportunity for parents to participate
in field trips with their
child to discover astronomy as a family activity.
All people involved in Outreach must be members in good standing and have a
done! If you would like to start doing outreach and haven't had the
Criminal Check done yet, please contact Colleen O'Hare by email at
Vernon Kelowna Penticton
Coordinator - John Turner - firstname.lastname@example.org
Director - Colleen O'Hare - email@example.com
Coordinator: Al Fishler - Al_Fishler@telus.net
Our Mission Statement:
& share the joy of astronomy and science
to the general
public at large, students
and teachers and private groups.
We accomplish this goal through the following volunteer programs:
A very popular, monthly program which takes place in front of
Kelowna Wal Mart
every month during 1st quarter Moon for 2-5 , permitting.
telescopes, the public gets a chance to view the Moon close
with planets and various deep sky objects.
Monthly Star Parties.
Newcomers and novices to astronomy are invited to stargaze
veterans to enhance their ability to use a telescope and navigate the
Monthly Guest Speakers. Every month at our
meetings which take place in:
-Kelowna at the Okanagan College KLO
- Penticton at the Okanagan College 583 Duncan Ave. W.
- Vernon at the Okanagan Science Centre in Vernon,
have an interesting presentation on an astronomy related topic of
Guests are welcome. Coffee and goodies provided.
International Astronomy Day. A day set aside
to promote astronomy to the world.
Teacher /Student Outreach Program.
Here we assist teachers in enriching their
science curriculum with
interactive slide shows, discussions and of course
the ever popular
telescope viewing. Parents are encouraged to attend.
Night Sky Guides. We bring our
telescopes to various functions, such as the
Cancer Relay for Life, and share the sky with the participants.