Community outreach

WCA Outreach 2023: By the numbers

2023 was a busy year for outreach in the Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics -- read a summary of everything we got up to!


Or, find out about our different outreach programs...

Gustav Bakos Observatory

Visit the Gustav Bakos Observatory, located on the roof of the Physics Department, and look through the University of Waterloo's twelve-inch telescope. Tours are available for elementary and high school classes, guides and scout groups, and the wider public.


The WCA's portable, inflatable planetarium! Step inside the Astro-Bubble and get a whole new view of the night sky. 

WCA-KPL Astronomy Talks

Join us for monthly talks in Kitchener Public Library, to hear about astronomy and astrophysics research taking place in Kitchener-Waterloo and beyond.

Astronomy on Tap

Astronomy on Tap Kitchener-Waterloo is a new series of events organised by members of the WCA, providing an opportunity to sit back, relax, and learn about the Universe over a pint!


For general outreach enquiries, please contact the WCA's outreach team at