Star-gazing is the hobby of the 70 members of Regina's Astronomical Society, who help keep tabs on outer space in the interests of fun and science. The society was formed in 1951 by a small group of amateur astronomers who were determined to build an observatory from which to carry out their celestial observations. Over the next four years they drummed up local interest in astronomy, coaxed donations of building materials from Regina merchants and put in long hours designing and building new quarters. Now, from their aluminum-domed observatory, they star-gaze every clear night, compiling scientific data on the universe. Telescope-making is an interesting part of the hobby and members spend a lot of time keeping delicate lens surfaces in top condition (above) [photograph number 74070]. To finance its program the Society sells plots of land on the moon for membership dues. Here Bernard Hayson (below) [photograph number 74075] points out location of newly-purchased piece of heavenly real estate to wife, Joan.
Library and Archives Canada, Mikan no. 205928