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Public Outreach

An 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.

Contacts: 

Vernon Outreach
Coordinator - Raffaele Sanciana - outreach_vernon@yahoo.com

Schedule for Allan Brooks Nature Centre ASTRONOMY NIGHTS

Kelowna Outreach

Director - Colleen O'Hare - outreachkelowna@shaw.ca  

Penticton Outreach

Coordinator: Al Fishler -  Al_Fishler@telus.net

Our Mission Statement:
To promote & 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:

1. Sidewalk astronomy. A very popular, monthly program which takes place in front of the 
Kelowna Wal Mart every month during 1st quarter Moon for 2-5 , permitting. 
Through telescopes, the public gets a chance to view the Moon close up, 
along with planets and various deep sky objects.

2. Monthly Star Parties. Newcomers and novices to astronomy are invited to stargaze with 
veterans to enhance their ability to use a telescope and navigate the night sky.

3. Monthly Guest Speakers. Every month at our meetings which take place in:
-Kelowna at the Okanagan College KLO Rd.
- Penticton at the Okanagan College 583 Duncan Ave. W.
- Vernon at the Okanagan Science Centre in Vernon,
we have an interesting presentation on an astronomy related topic of interest. 
Guests are welcome. Coffee and goodies provided.

4. International Astronomy Day. A day set aside to promote astronomy to the world.

5. Teacher /Student Outreach Program. Here we assist teachers in enriching their 
science curriculum with interactive slide shows, discussions and of course 
the ever popular evening telescope viewing. Parents are encouraged to attend.

6. Night Sky Guides.  We bring our telescopes to various functions, such as the 
Cancer Relay for Life, and share the sky with the participants.