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Burke-Gaffney Observatory Tours - Friday Nights PDF Print E-mail
Join us for a peek through the telescope at Saint Mary's University's Burke-Gaffney Observatory.

The scheduled upcoming dates are:

  • Friday, September 5 at 9pm
  • Friday, September 12 at 9pm
  • Friday, September 19 at 9pm
  • Friday, September 26 at 9pm
  • Friday, October 10 at 9pm
  • Friday, October 24 at 9pm

The tours only take place if the sky is likely to be clear - call our information line at 496-8257 (and press 1) after 8pm to find out if the tour will be held.

We meet in the lobby of the Loyola building next to the residence desk. Any other information can be obtained by contacting Dave Lane, Observatory Director.


We also offer private tour for groups of people. Details are here.

 

 
International Observe the Moon Night | Sat 6 Sep PDF Print E-mail

International Observe the Moon Night

Saturday, 6 September

 

EVENTS

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

 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

join Paul Heath and others

 

2. Kejimkujik National Park

ampitheatre presentation 7:00 p.m.

moonlight paddle 7:30 p.m. (signup required)

telescopic viewing of the Moon at the Sky Circle 9:00 p.m.

 

STEP OUTSIDE AND OBSERVE THE MOON AT HOME!

 simplified Moon Map for direct and binocular viewing

Top Ten ways the Moon affects us

For general information visit the InOMN web page.

 
Planetarium: "Signposts in the Sky" | Thu 11 Sep PDF Print E-mail

PLANETARIUM SHOW

 
Time:       Thursday, September 11 , 7:15 p.m.
Location:   Rm. 120, Dunn Bldg, Dalhousie University, 6310 Coburg Rd
Presenter:  Quinn Smith

Title:       "Signposts in the Sky"

Finding your way around the night sky can seem like a daunting task, but with a little help, and a few signposts, it's easier than you might think. Join us at the Halifax Planetarium at Dalhousie University for an evening of star gazing and discovery.

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 number of adults and children (8–15).
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; for younger children, please consider visiting the Discovery Centre for age-appropriate shows in their Digitarium.

 
Planetarium: "Cosmic Clockwork" | Thu 25 Sep PDF Print E-mail

PLANETARIUM SHOW


Time:       Thursday, September 25 , 7:15 p.m.
Location:   Rm. 120, Dunn Bldg, Dalhousie University, 6310 Coburg Rd
Presenter:  Quinn Smith

"Cosmic Clockwork - what makes the Universe tick?"

The night sky is always changing, hour by hour, month by month and year by
year. Come to the Halifax Planetarium and see just what makes the Universe
unfold the way it does.

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 number of adults and children (8–15).
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; for younger children, please consider visiting the Discovery Centre for age-appropriate shows in their Digitarium.

 
RASC Meeting: "Beginning Observing" | Fri 19 Sep PDF Print E-mail

 RASC September Monthly Meeting

 September 19 ,2014 at 7:30 pm
Saint Mary's University, Atrium Building, Room AT101 (Map)
 

Beginning Observing

 

 
Join members of the RASC Halifax Centre as they explain techniques and methods to begin astronomical observations, including recording and reporting. Learn ways to direct your observations to complete an observing program, earn a certificate, and to pass on your observations and discoveries to others.

All Welcome!