Upcoming Events

Planetarium: "Signs of the Zodiac" | Wed 18 Jul & 8 Aug PDF Print E-mail
Time: Wednesday, July 18th. and August 8th. at 8:45 pm **
Location:  Dunn Bldg, Dalhousie U., 6310 Coburg Rd
Presenter: Dan Arsenault
Title: "Signs of the Zodiac"

Do you know your Zodiac Sign? A better question you may have pondered is 'why' is it your sign? Is there something special about the zodiacal constellations that sets them apart from the others? Come to the planetarium and discover the truth and fiction behind the signs of the Zodiac visible in the night sky at this time of year.
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.

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.
** Note two things:
- the change of day to Wednesday from the standard Thursday evening show
- the change of start time to 8:45 pm from 7:15 pm, to allow roof-top observing after the show, weather conditions permitting.

Keji Dark Sky Weekend 2018 PDF Print E-mail

Kej Dark Sky Weekend 2018

August 17–19

watch for poster/schedule in early August


preliminary info here: http://www.astronomynovascotia.ca/index.php/dark-sky-designations

Nova East Star Party | Aug 10–13 REGISTER NOW PDF Print E-mail

Nova East Star Party  


Mars, meteors, and more!

 The Stars Belong to Everyone

August 10–13, 2018

Smiley's Provincial Park, Nova Scotia


It’s that time again! The agenda is now up on the Nova East web site as well as the registration form.  

http://halifax.rasc.ca/ne/ Watch the promo video here.

We also are planning quite a few workshops focusing on several aspects of amateur astronomy, focussing on visual observing.
There will be a registrants' BBQ and an auction where you might be able to pick up (or get rid of) some astro treasures.
Come to Nova East—you’ll be blown away!

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 list of upcoming open houses and how to reserve tickets is here.

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.