Upcoming Events

Planetarium: "Downtown Milky Way" | Thu 17 & 31 Aug PDF Print E-mail

The Halifax Planetarium at Dalhousie University presents:

Time:  Thursday, August 17th & 31st at 7:15 pm & 8:45 pm ***
Location:  Rm. 120, Dunn Bldg, Dalhousie Univ., 6310 Coburg Rd
Presenter:  Pat Kelly
Title:  "Downtown Milky Way"

Come and learn the basic constellations that can be seen at this time of year. You will also learn about the galaxy in which we live, the Milky Way. Our sun is just one of about 300 billion stars that compose the Milky Way and we are located out in the suburbs…
If aliens asked you which way it was to downtown, could you direct them? You will be able after this show!

*** Weather conditions permitting there will be roof-top observing after the 8:45 show

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

Reservations Required: e-mail  planetarium AT dal DOT c

State number of adults, and the number of children aged 8 to 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.

Partial Solar Eclipse—2017 August21 PDF Print E-mail

Solar Eclipse Viewing Events

Monday, August 21, 2017

(48% partial eclipse in Nova Scotia)

 Start: 2:42 pm    Maximum Eclipse: 3:53 pm    End: 4:58 pm


 SAFETY NOTE: only use a proper filter to view the Sun.

Attend one of the events below for a guided, safe experience.



In Halifax, NS


(1) Discovery Centre: 1:00–5:00 pm 

Safely filtered telescopes outdoors (free)

Indoor program (entrance fee)

Location: 1215 Lower Water Street    thediscoverycentre.ca


(2) Dalhousie University: 2:30–5:00 pm (free)

 Safely filtered telescopes for direct viewing

Projected–image viewing

Location: Dunn Building, Lord Dalhousie Dr., 6310 Coburg Road see map

(Note: no on-campus parking before 4:30 pm. 2-hour parking on residential streets.)


In Liverpool, NS


Members of the Queens County Astronomy Group will be at Waterfront Park in Liverpool 2:00–5:00 pm with solar-filtered telescopes and binoculars to share views of a rare partial solar eclipse. Solar viewing glasses will also be available


Click Here For More General Eclipse Information


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.