Upcoming Events

RASC Meeting: "The Science of Shakespeare" | Thu 17 Apr PDF Print E-mail

 Dan Falk


Thursday, 17 April, 2014, 7:30 p.m
We meet at the Atrium Building Room AT101
at Saint Mary's University (Map)
All Welcome!
(Note: this lecture is also being presented at the Alderney Gate Library branch on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:00 p.m.)


Planetarium: "Cosmic Clockwork" | Thu 24 Apr PDF Print E-mail


Thursday, April 24th, 7:15 pm

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

"Cosmic Clockwork—what makes the Universe tick?" by Quinn Smith

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: e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
State 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.

Burke-Gaffney Observatory Tours - Alternate Friday Nights PDF Print E-mail

After extensive renovations and upgrades, we are back and ready to host you again as we have for over 40 years.

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

The scheduled upcoming winter dates are:

  • Friday, March 14 at 9pm
  • Friday, March 28 at 9pm
  • Friday, April 11 - cancelled
  • Friday, April 25 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 5pm in February and after 7pm in March 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.