Robots at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory

The Friends of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (FDAO) and RASC Victoria Centre host Saturday evening Star Parties at the Observatory, featuring guest speakers, solar and nighttime observing with telescopes, tours of the historic Plaskett telescope, and more!

star party 1

Victoria Robotics Club has created robots that look similar to Mars Rovers for the Star Parties. We set-up an area where visitors can drive the robot and try to move around some ‘Mars’ rocks. It’s a lot of fun for the visitors and a great chance for us to talk about the different robotics programs offered by FIRST.

star party 2

We’ve been at the Star Parties on June 16 and July 21. If you missed them, we’ll have the robots there again on August 25, 2018.

star party 3

Thanks to FTC Team 3491 FIX IT who helped run the event.