Past Meetup

Astronomy Day and Science Rendezvous at SFU

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Simon Fraser University

Burnaby Campus · Burnaby, BC

How to find us

Find us in the East Corridor of the Academic Quadrangle.

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International Astronomy Day to be celebrated in conjunction with SFU’s Science Rendezvous.

Come join us in the East Concourse of the Academic Quadrangle (see map ( for activities and short lectures throughout the day, including:

* Apollo Rockets and Mission display
* Jim Bernath and his hands-on science activities
* Light pollution display
* Solar system and our planets display
* Solar telescope display and observing (weather permitting)
* Numerous craft and activity tables for children

Guest speakers:
* 11 am - Robert Conrad 11:00 - 12:00 The use of Stellarium (free & easy to use astronomy software) to scan the skies.
* 12:15 - Ted Stroman 12:15 - 12:45 The Moon 101 (Facts about our closest neighbour).
* 1 pm - Ken Lui 1:00 - 1:30 The Global Space Community
* 2 pm - Robert Conrad 2:00 - 3:00 How to locate deep sky objects and 'doomsday' asteroids.

* SFU’s new Trottier Observatory will be open for tours

Go to for more details and the lecture schedule with times, speakers, and lecture titles posted.