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Planetarium: "It is Spring! ... But ..."| Thu 22 Mar PDF Print E-mail
Time: Thursday, March 22nd at 7:15 pm
Location:  Dunn Bldg, Dalhousie University, 6310 Coburg Rd
Presenter: Pat Kelly
Title:  "It is Spring! ... But ..."

March contains the first day of spring - the date of the vernal equinox. However, as the Sun sets, the winter constellations, which include many of the night's brightest stars, remain high in sky. Come to the planetarium to learn more about these stars.
 
Admission: $5 (at the door); reductions for families (minimum age 8 years)

Reservations are 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, number of adults, and number of children (8–15). The show is about an hour long.

Full details will be sent in advance. Please do not be late; no admission after the door closes.

Weather conditions permitting, there will be rooftop observing after the show.

Please note that shows are most suitable for ages 8 and up; for younger children, please ask the Discovery Centre about age-appropriate shows in their new Immersive Theatre.
 

 
Planetarium: "Starry Nights and Poetry Maps" | Thu 8 Mar PDF Print E-mail
Time: Thursday, March 8 at 7:15 pm
Location:  Dunn Bldg, Dalhousie U., 6310 Coburg Rd
Presenter: Chris Young
Title: "Starry Nights and Poetry Maps"

Come and explore the stars of Spring and Summer! Hard to find your way? Astronomers use a variety of methods to learn (and remember!) the stars and constellations. Come learn a few shortcuts, some stories, and become better acquainted with the night sky.
 
Admission: $5 (at the door); reductions for families (minimum age 8 years)

Reservations are 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, number of adults, and number of children (8–15). The show is about an hour long.

Full details will be sent in advance. Please do not be late; no admission after the door closes.

Weather conditions permitting, there will be rooftop observing after the show.

Please note that shows are most suitable for ages 8 and up; for younger children, please ask the Discovery Centre about age-appropriate shows in their new Immersive Theatre.
 

 
Planetarium: March Break Shows | 13–16 Mar PDF Print E-mail
 MARCH BREAK SHOWS FOR FAMILIES
 
Time: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday —13, 15, & 16th March, at 3:15 p.m.
Location:  Dunn Bldg, Dalhousie U., 6310 Coburg Rd
Presenter: various
Title: "The Stars Have No Break"

Some of the brightest stars visible are 'up' in the constellations of a clear Winter-Spring night sky. This year these stars are preceded by Venus and Mercury in the western sky. Come and learn how to navigate these stars and why they shine. A tour of our star's planets is included and, possibly, those of other stars (exoplanets).

Admission: $5 (at the door); reductions for families (minimum age 7 years)

Reservations are 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, number of adults, and number of children (7–15). The show is about an hour long.
 
These shows are directed to school children, accompanied by their parent(s) or guardians.
 
Full details will be sent in advance.
 
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 ask the Discovery Centre about age-appropriate shows in their new Immersive Theatre.

 
Beginner’s Guide to Observing the Night Sky | Sat 10 Mar PDF Print E-mail

On Any Night—Take a Journey to the Farthest Reaches of the Universe:

A Beginner’s Guide to Observing the Night Sky

Osprey Arts Centre – 107 Water St., Shelburne, Nova Scotia

ospreyartscentre.ca, facebook.com/ospreyartscentre

 
Saturday March 10 – 7:00pm - Beer tasting. 7:30pm - Astronomy presentation
 

Tony Schellinck is returning to the Osprey Theatre in Shelburne for a second astronomy presentation! This event is presented in partnership with Boxing Rock Brewing Co. and their Dark as Keji Black IPA which they released to raise awareness and funds for dark sky programming at Kejimkujik National Park. Beer tasting will be available prior to the presentation. Host Tony Schellinck will show you how, with minimal investment you can start to find deep sky objects (DSOs) in the night sky. Using photographs he has taken of the stars, he will show you how to use binoculars and small telescopes to find a galaxy, planets and their moons, nebula, open clusters and globular clusters. Viewing the night sky will never be the same again. If you have binoculars please bring them to the show as you will be able to practice finding deep sky objects while in the theatre. Tony has binoculars to borrow during the show if you do not have a pair to bring.
If the weather cooperates, after the show we will go out to a darkish place nearby and find these objects in the night sky using binoculars.


Admission by donation. Limited seating is available – the event is presented in the balcony for optimal distance from the projections.

 

 

 
Planetarium: Cosmic Clockwork | Thu 22 Feb PDF Print E-mail
Time: Thursday, February 22 at 7:15 pm   
Location:  Dunn Bldg, Dalhousie U., 6310 Coburg Rd
Presenter: Quinn Smith
Title: "Cosmic Clockwork"

The night sky is always changing - from hour to hour, night to night, and season to season. Come to the Halifax Planetarium and see how this Cosmic Clockwork unfolds in all its predictability and beauty.

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

Reservations are 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, number of adults, and number of children (8–15). The show is about an hour long.

Full details will be sent in advance. Please do not be late; no admission after the door closes.

Weather conditions permitting, there will be rooftop observing after 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 ask the Discovery Centre about age-appropriate shows in their new Immersive Theatre.
 
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