The World At Night: One People, One Sky

Photo Exhibition, Slide Shows, and Educational Programs
Sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Vancouver Centre, and the University of British Columbia


2010 January 8 – 30

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 10pm
Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 12noon - 8pm

The Gallery at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC), UBC


Come and join us in a voyage through beauties of the night sky. In this night-time journey around the planet Earth, we watch above our head where there is no border defined by human being.

“The World At Night (TWAN) is a program to create and exhibit a collection of stunning photographs and time-lapse videos of the world’s most beautiful and historic sites against a night-time backdrop of stars, planets and celestial events. TWAN is a bridge between art, humanity, and science. The eternally peaceful sky looks the same above all the landmarks and symbols of different nations and regions, attesting to the truly unified nature of Earth as a planet rather than an amalgam of human-designated territories. Those involved in global programs learn to see humanity as a family living together on a single planet amidst the vast ocean of our Universe. This global perspective motivates us to work for a better, more peaceful planet for all the world’s inhabitants. Astronomers Without Borders was created to work toward this goal. TWAN is an innovative new approach to expanding this global perspective.”

Please check the website regularly for updates on presentations at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

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  • Kasun

    Some of the coolest most awesome pictures I have ever seen. Great exhibit!

    January 8, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    gosh darn. I got to busy today! Sorry i missed you guys for moral support. See you Monday!!!!

    January 8, 2010

  • Amusing B.

    Was this at 7 pm at one point?

    January 6, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will we get a chance to view the sky through the telescope?

    December 28, 2009

  • nowoo

    How late will the gallery/exhibit be open on the 5th? I'd like to invite some friends to see this after they finish work, but I don't think many of them can get to UBC by 4pm.

    December 26, 2009

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