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Planetarium: "The Stars Have No Break! " | March Break Shows PDF Print E-mail

PLANETARIUM MARCH BREAK SHOWS

"The Stars Have No Break"

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

March 17, 19, & 20—all at 2:30 p.m.


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

Some of the brightest stars visible are 'up' in the constellations of the  clear Winter-Spring night sky; this year Venus and Jupiter shine brightly amongst them. Come and learn where to find these objects and what makes them shine.

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.

 
Planetarium: "It's Not Spring Yet! " | Thu 5 & 19 Mar PDF Print E-mail

PLANETARIUM SHOW

"It's Not Spring Yet! " by Pat Kelly


Thursday, March 5th & 19th at 7:15 pm


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

"While March contains the first day of spring, as the Sun sets the winter constellations including many of the night's brightest stars are high in sky. This March these stars are joined by two bright planets: Venus and Jupiter!"

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.

 
Astronomy Course - 10 Friday Afternoons at Woodlawn Library PDF Print E-mail

with Dr. Gary Welch, Professor Emeritus, SMU Department of Astronomy and Physic

This free astronomy course is for anyone whose interest has been sparked by reports of astronomical events or discoveries and who wants to learn more. The plan is to cover essentially all aspects of astronomy (including of course life in space, black holes, the expanding universe, supernovas, and death of our sun) at approximately the level of a first-year university introductory course for non-scientists. It would be preferred that class members come to ask questions too. A course outline will be handed out during the first class and glossary each week to help smooth the terminology bumps.

When: Friday afternoons at 1:30-3:30 p.m. starting Fri 23 Jan (no class March 20)
Where: Woodlawn Library, Dartmouth

Follow a commitment of life-long learning. Presented with the Seniors College Association of Nova Scotia.

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

FREE! Night Sky Tour

DELAYED BY ICY 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)

Cloud date: Saturday, 28 March

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.