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International Observe the Moon Night | Sat 19 Sep PDF Print E-mail

International Observe the Moon Night: Saturday, September 19



1. Halifax, Bishop's Landing, on the waterfront

join Paul Heath, Karl Penney and other RASCals to observe the Moon

8:00 p.m. – Midnight 


2. Fort Anne National Historic Site, Annapolis Royal

join Bruce and Melody Hamilton in Skywatch 2015 
7:30 p.m. 

3.  Waterfront Park, Liverpool

Hosted by Wayne Mansfield and the Queens County Astronomy Group
7:30 p.m. to late
(in case of cloud, come Sunday!)

4. Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Details TBA



 simplified Moon Map for direct and binocular viewing

Top Ten ways the Moon affects us

For general information visit the InOMN web page.

Planetarium: "Constellations of the Zodiac" | Thu 3 & 17 Sep PDF Print E-mail


Time:       Thursday, September 3rd and September 17th, 7:15 pm

Location:   Rm. 120, Dunn Bldg, Dalhousie University, 6310 Coburg Rd

Presenter:  Dan Arsenault

Title:       "Constellations of the Zodiac"

The sky is home to many constellations but none more discussed and publicized than those of the Zodiac. Come to the Halifax Planetarium and learn what it means to "have a sign", what makes Zodiacal constellations so special, and see what other constellations are visible at this time of year.

Admission:  $5 (at the door); reductions for families (min. age 8 years)

Reservations required. To reserve seats, e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , stating show date and time, number of adults, and number of children (8–15).

Families with children will be given preference for the 7:15 show. 

The Show is about an hour long. Full details will be sent before the Show.
Please do not be late; no admission after the door closes.

Please note that shows are most suitable for ages 8 and up; for younger children, please consider visiting the Discovery Centre for age-appropriate shows in their Digitarium.

Burke-Gaffney Observatory Public Open Houses - Friday Nights PDF Print E-mail

Join us for a peek through the telescope at Saint Mary's University's Burke-Gaffney Observatory.

Detailed information about our Public Open Houses is here.

The scheduled upcoming dates are:

  • Friday, August 21 at 9pm
  • Friday, August 28 at 9pm
  • Friday, September 4 at 9pm

Due to limited space, free tickets must be reserved online.

Any other information can be obtained by contacting Dave Lane, Observatory Director.
We also offer private tours for groups of people. Details are here.