The Centre of the Universe is the National Research Council’s astronomy outreach centre is located at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory on Observatory Hill, Saanich. This facility is an important part of the community and has educated and inspired thousands of young Canadians through its tailored school programs, Astronomy Camps, and mobile Starlab outreach programs. The Centre of the Universe suspended its activities as of Fall 2013, and ceased providing its public outreach, educational, and tourism functions. The $250,000 required annually to maintain operations at the Centre of the Universe is a small amount relative to the positive impact that the Centre has in the local community. Help Elizabeth save the Centre of the Universe! Sign below or download this petition, have as many people as possible to sign it, and mail it – postage free – to either her Ottawa or Sidney offices. With as few as 25 signatures, Elizabeth can present your petition to the government in the House of Commons.
98 people have signed this petition. Add your voice to the growing number of Canadians speaking out about this issue.
Your petitioners call on the House of Commons to recognize the important educational, public outreach, and tourism functions that the Centre of the Universe has provided for thousands of Canadians in Greater Victoria and beyond, and reverse the short-sighted and ill-considered decision to close this unique and celebrated facility.