The 34th annual Mt. Kobau Star Party will begin at dusk July 22, 2017 and will end at dawn July 30, 2017

Southeastern view

Overlooking Lake Osoyoos

MKSP starts in:

Queen Elizabeth II Observatory

This page provides access to the detailed history of the Mt. Kobau project or Queen Elizabeth II Observatory.

Proposed layout of Queen Elizabeth II Observatory

Queen Elizabeth II layout for Mt. Kobau
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Click on this highlighted document link Kobau History to view an excerpt of 30 pages from the Natural Resources Canada publication "The Heavens Above and the Earth Beneath, A History of the Dominion Observatories: Part 2, 1946 to 1970:"

Click on the following links to go to the freely downloadable two part Natural Resources Canada website publications,
PART 1 (approx. 32 mbytes)- "The Heavens Above and the Earth Beneath, A History of the Dominion Observatories: Part 1, To 1946:"
and/or
PART 2 (approx. 30 mbytes)-"The Heavens Above and the Earth Beneath, A History of the Dominion Observatories: Part 2, 1946 to 1970:"