On Sunday October 22nd @ The Old Fire Hall, Dr. Phil Plait & Dr. Christa van Laerhoven will discuss and dispel common misconceptions about the many fascinating objects in the Yukon night sky! Come discover secrets about the Aurora Borealis, our ever-changing Universe, and the many current, and near-future roles YOU can be a part of! Your moderator for the evening will be Jaclyn Semple, B.Sc, M.Sc of the Yukon College. This is a FREE presentation, but it will be on a "first come, first served" basis, due to the limited number of seats available.

Throughout the week, a variety of day and night presentations, workshops, discussions, and hands-on experiences with solar and deep-sky astronomical observing are included @ the Takhini Hotsprings!! These events will require you to purchase a 1-day, or our 7-day Star Pass via YukonTickets. Unlimited access to the Hotsprings is included with every pass purchase!!

1-Day pass (midnight to midnight) will sell for $15/person + box office fee (children under 12 enter FREE with proof of age), and will include the following: (each day will have a unique pass)

* Unlimited access to the Hotsprings, trails, and the Star Party site
* Access to two (2) movie tents (one specifically for children with IMAX quality)
* Access to all workshops, and presentations on that day
* Access to solar observing sessions by day, and dark-sky observing sessions at night
* A chance to win one of two (2) big doorprizes - quality Celestron and SkyWatcher telescopes
* Cafe Balzam and Gravy Train will provide all meals during the event
* Yukon Brewing will provide the beer on-site

A Star-pass will also be available covering the entire event (20 October to 26 October @ midnight) for @ $80.00 + boxoffice fee only available via YukonTickets.

Passes are available via YukonTickets shortly, and @ the Hotsprings, 1-Day pass, during the event (cash only).

Accommodations are also available @ the Takhini Hostel for those that wish to remain on-site, please book via our e-mail address YukonAstronomicalSociety@gmail.com), or with any number of hotels in Whitehorse (https://www.yukoninfo.com/whitehorse-yukon/).

For those of you interested in staying overnight, or the entire week, we have access to the Hotspring's hostel which has a total of 20 beds.

There are 5 rooms with 2 bunk beds per room, that's a total of 4 beds per room. In 4 of the 5 rooms we can add an air mattress if needed (bringing occupancy to 5 in those rooms and total occupancy of 24 should all air mattresses be used).

The hostel beds do not come with their own blankets. The beds have mattresses, mattress pads, fitted sheets, pillows, and pillow cases. Guests may bring their own blanket, or sleeping bag, or they may rent one from us at the cost of $7 per person (this is for the duration of the stay, not a charge per night).

Due to the limited capacity of the septic field, and for the security of the facility, the hostel cannot accommodate, or host more people than the ones sleeping in the beds. The hostel cannot be accessible to any other guests, or events.

We have also made avaialable for all hostel guests, an outside Cook Shack that has seating for approximately 15 people and has a roof. We also have 2 campground bathrooms that can be used by other people as well.

The hostel has a full kitchen, and guests may bring their own food to prepare. We have all the utensils, pots, pans, etc.

Cost per bed/night is $35.00 (NOTE: this does not include the day-pass required to access the site @ $15.00/person

Reservations are made via e-mail to the Society @ yukonastronomicalsociety@gmail.com