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Centre of the Universe

5071 W Saanich RD Victoria BC V9E 2E7

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The Dominion Astrophysical Observatory is a designated National Historical Site. The 106-year old Plaskett Telescope was the largest in the world when it opened. It is still used nightly for scientific research. Tour the telescope and learn the history of this amazing machine that mapped the Milky Way Galaxy.

The Centre of the Universe offers the unique experience of visiting the historic Plaskett telescope. We also have our exhibit gallery, complete with planetarium showing the stars and full dome movies, and virtual reality experiences.

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Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.