Come and explore the universe and enjoy our
renowned northern hospitality!
Thebacha and Wood Buffalo Dark Sky Festival is hosted mid-to-late August in Fort Smith, NT and also in the world's largest Dark Sky Preserve, Wood Buffalo National Park.
Join us for an exciting multi-day journey of exploring the wonders of our universe and the sciences that makes it all work.
Virtual Dark Sky Festival (Aug 20 to 23, 2020)
The hosts, organizers and sponsors of Virtual Dark Sky Fest 2020 would like to thank all our presenters for a job well done and for providing informative and entertaining presentations.
For anyone wanting to view the presentations - they are available on our YouTube channel (click the image below).
VDSF YouTube Channel (click on image)
DSF Ursa Major Sponsors (2019)
STEM Activities for home
The Aurora Research Institute is happy to be part of Virtual Dark Sky Fest 2020.
Explore NASA’s exciting new efforts to reach the Moon and then Mars!
The link (on the left) provides instructions for a space-themed computer coding activities for youth and families. There are five activities aimed at all ages and abilities. You can tap into your artistic side and “Design a Mission Patch,” take control of robots in “Search and Scan” and “Rover Relay,” and imagine a life in space in “Design a Lunar Habitat.” There are step-by-step tutorials to help you learn about real-life NASA missions while improving your coding abilities.
Thebacha & Wood Buffalo
Updated: 02 September 2020