Friday May 19, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Tour Location: Osoyoos Meeting Place: Newton Observatory, #46 1270 BC 3 Osoyoos BC
Meeting Place Map

Tour 14 – Look up… Way up! (Fri)

Tickets closed for this year, thank you!

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Description Of This Tour

Jack Newton took his first astrophotograph of the planet Saturn when he was 13 years old and from there his passion for all things celestial, well… exploded! Join acclaimed amateur astronomer, pioneer of “cold camera” astrophotography, educator and writer Jack Newton, along with his wife Alice, in an afternoon of daytime sky viewing at their renowned Osoyoos observatory. Perched 1,600 feet above the valley floor, the observatory is equipped with a 16-foot dome and computer-controlled telescope that offers exquisite viewing of daytime objects including, with the help of H-alpha filters, the sun! Located 10km east of Osoyoos on Highway 3 – look for the white house with the white dome.

Please note: The site has many stairs and is not wheelchair accessible.

Tour Leaders: Jack and Alice Newton

Please be prepared for all sorts of weather – hot, sunny, windy, cold and rain too! Dress in layers and bring all-weather clothing, sunscreen, a sun hat, sturdy hiking footwear, a snack and at least 1 litre of water for all tours and events. For longer walks and hikes you will need at least 2 litres of water, as well as snacks and a bagged lunch (if not provided). Cameras, binoculars and plant and bird field guides are optional but add to your enjoyment. Please note any additional items to bring if applicable for your tour.


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Tour Details

Difficulty Level: 1-2

Price: $30.00

+ Price Includes: N/A

 Max Group: 12

Additional Items To Bring

  • Comfortable flat Shoes
  • Light Jacket or Sweater


Location: Osoyoos

Meeting Place: Newton Observatory

Transportation: None

Age Permitted