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Planetarium: Bright Stars for Xmas | Thu 22 Dec PDF Print E-mail

HALIFAX PLANETARIUM SHOW

Time:        Thursday, December 22nd at 7:15 pm.
Location:   Dunn Bldg., Dalhousie University, 6310 Coburg Rd
Presenter:  Pat Kelly

Title:        "Bright Stars at Christmas"

Dominated by Orion the Hunter, the winter night sky has more bright stars than any other season. This December, the brightest star is not actually a star—it's a planet! You will also get to see a place in the sky where new stars are being born, as well as a group of stars that are newly born.

Admission:  $5 (at the door); reductions for families (min age 8 years)
Reservations Required: e-mail  planetarium AT dal DOT ca
State number of adults and children aged 8 to 15.

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.

 
Planetarium: "Old Stories of the New Season's Stars" | Thu 8 Dec PDF Print E-mail

Time:        Thursday, 8 December at 7:15 pm
Location:   Dunn Bldg., Dalhousie  University, 6310 Coburg Rd
Presenter:  Chris Young
Title:        "Old Stories of the New Season's Stars"

Come tour the fall constellations named by the ancient Greeks and hear at least one story with a happy ending for the mortals!  We'll find our way from the "summer" stars still visible in the west and also visit the "winter" stars just beginning to rise in the east.

All this, and more, in an hour at the Halifax Planetarium.

Admission:  $5 (at the door); reductions for families (min age 8 years)
Reservations Required: e-mail  planetarium AT dal DOT ca
State number of adults and children aged 8 to 15.

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.

 
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 FREE Public Open Houses is here.

The scheduled upcoming dates are:

  • Friday, December 9 at 7pm - SOLD OUT
  • Friday, December 23 - cancelled due to holiday closure
  • Friday, January 13 at 7pm
  • Friday, January 27 at 7pm
  • Friday, February 10 at 7pm

Reserve tickets here (please read carefully the information at the top of that page).

We understand the frustration you may have in trying to get tickets, but we do not have a lot of clear nights in Halifax, can only accommodate about 24 people (and provide a good experience), and we do not have the volunteer or staff resources to schedule events more than twice a month for most of the year and weekly June to September.

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