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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, December 12 at 7pm
  • Friday, December 26 - NO TOUR
  • Friday, January 9 at 7pm
  • Friday, January 23 at 7pm

Due to limited space, tickets must now be reserved online.

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


Planetarium: "The Christmas Star—Fact or Fiction? | Mon 29 Dec PDF Print E-mail
Xmas star


"The Christmas Star -- Fact or Fiction?" by Quinn Smith
Monday, December 29th, 4:30 pm and 7:15 pm

** Depending on demand, there may be additional shows during the holiday period. **

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

"Did the Christmas Star really exist, and if so what was it? Explore the night sky over Bethlehem around 2,000 years ago."

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.