This Week's Sky
The night sky at a glance

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Halifax Clear Sky Chart


The Halifax Centre serves NS

Mi'kmaw Moons

First Nations' lunar timekeeping

How to Choose a Telescope

advice for beginners

One-Minute Astronomer

great starter site for newbies

Astronomy Picture of the Day
usually an astrophoto

Astronomy Sketch of the Day

the artistic side of astronomy


Essential Canadian astronomy magazine and online info

Outsider Diaries

John McPhee's blog


Solar Eclipse Viewing Events

Monday, August 21, 2017

(48% partial eclipse in Nova Scotia)

 Start: 2:42 pm    Maximum Eclipse: 3:53 pm    End: 4:58 pm


 SAFETY NOTE: only use a proper filter to view the Sun.

Attend one of the events below for a guided, safe experience.



In Halifax, NS


(1) Discovery Centre: 1:00–5:00 pm 

Safely filtered telescopes outdoors (free)

Indoor program (entrance fee)

Location: 1215 Lower Water Street


(2) Dalhousie University: 2:30–5:00 pm (free)

 Safely filtered telescopes for direct viewing

Projected–image viewing

Location: Dunn Building, Lord Dalhousie Dr., 6310 Coburg Road see map

(Note: no on-campus parking before 4:30 pm. 2-hour parking on residential streets.)


In Liverpool, NS


Members of the Queens County Astronomy Group will be at Waterfront Park in Liverpool 2:00–5:00 pm with solar-filtered telescopes and binoculars to share views of a rare partial solar eclipse. Solar viewing glasses will also be available


Click Here For More General Eclipse Information


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