Engineers and Geoscientists BC

In-Person Tour: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics (HAA) Institute

Joint Event with Vancouver Island Engineering Society (VIES) and the Victoria Branch

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
1 PM–4 PM Pacific Time
In-Person Tour 5071 West Saanich Road Victoria, BC CANADA
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Eligible for 2.5 CE Hour(s) of Technical Learning

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Registration deadline is Thursday, November 10, 2022.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Communicable Disease Prevention Policy is now in place which allows for in-person external meetings and events. There are specific safety protocols that must be followed by all attendees including a requirement that all attendees of an in-person event to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination status will be confirmed by the meeting organizer upon arrival at the event location.

Please note that the policy is subject to change to comply with Engineers and Geoscientists BC's Communicable Disease Prevention Policy and any change in PHO requirements.

Event Details


Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $25.00 + GST = $26.25

Non-Registrant Price: $25.00 + GST = $26.25

Student Price: $25.00 + GST = $26.25


For more information about this event, please contact the Victoria Branch.

Event Presenter(s)

Scott Roberts, P.Eng.
Director of Astronomy Technology

Event Description

Join the Victoria Branch and Vancouver Island Engineering Society (VIES) for a in-person tour of the Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics (HAA) Institute labs and optional bonus tour of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory.

About the Event

Event Schedule

  • 1:00 PM: Attendees Convene in Herzberg Conference Room #1330
  • 1:30 PM: Overivew of Herzberg Presentation
  • 2:15 PM: Tour of the 5 Herzberg Labs
  • 3:30 PM: Q&A and Refreshments
  • 4:00 PM: Bonus Tour of the Dominion Observatory (Optional)

Event Description

The Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics (HAA) Institute is based in Victoria and Penticton, and hosts the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory. HAA performs world-class research in astrophysics including areas such as exoplanets, star formation, stellar populations, galaxy formation and evolution, black holes, and cosmology. HAA develops ground-based and space-based state-of-the-art instrumentation that is critical to the research of world-class observatories in Canada and abroad. HAA's optical and radio astronomy programs participate in international observatories located in Chile and Hawaii, which include telescopes sensitive to ultra-violet, optical, infrared, and millimeter and submillimeter radiation.

Parking is available on site. Vaccination status will be checked upon arrival.