Upcoming Events

Planetarium: "Equinoxes and Solstices" | Thu 2 & 16 Apr PDF Print E-mail


"The Equinoxes and Solstices"

Time: April 2nd and 16th , 7:15 pm
Location: Rm. 120, Dunn Bldg, Dalhousie University, 6310 Coburg Rd
Presenter: Dan Arsenault

The Vernal Equinox has recently passed and now we can start to look forward to longer and warmer days! At least until the Summer Solstice arrives.

Come to the Halifax Planetarium where we will find out what makes the equinoxes and solstices so important for astronomy and the seasons.

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 show date and time, number of adults, and number of 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.

Night Sky Tour CANCELLED | Fri 27 Mar PDF Print E-mail

FREE! Night Sky Tour

CANCELLED—owing to weather and parking lot conditions

Join amateur astronomers in viewing the Jupiter, the Orion Nebula, the Moon, and more!




 Friday, 27 March, 8:30–10:00 p.m [check times closer to date!]

Location:  Atlantic Photo Supply, 202 Brownlow Avenue

(Burnside Avenue side), Dartmouth, NS  (map)

Come out to view the night sky with us! There will be several telescopes available operated by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

All ages welcome! Refreshments provided!




Burke-Gaffney Observatory Public Telescope Viewing - 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 Public Telescope Viewing Nights is here.

The scheduled upcoming dates are:

  • Friday, February 27 at 7pm (fully booked)
  • Friday, March 13 at 8pm
  • Friday, March 27 at 8pm
  • Friday, April 10 at 9pm
  • Friday, April 24 at 9pm

Due to limited space, free tickets must be reserved online. Reservations open up about 1 month ahead of time.

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