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Burke-Gaffney Observatory Tours - Friday Nights PDF Print E-mail
Join us for a peek through the telescope at Saint Mary's University's Burke-Gaffney Observatory.

The scheduled upcoming dates are:

  • Friday, August 1 at 10pm
  • Friday, August 8 at 9:30pm
  • Friday, August 15 at 9:30pm
  • Friday, August 22 at 9:30pm
  • Friday, August 29 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 8pm 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.

 

 
Planetarium: "Journey to the Centre of Our Galaxy" | Thu 31 Jul PDF Print E-mail

PLANETARIUM SHOW


Time:       Thursday, July 31 , 7:15 p.m. show FULL—second show at 8:45 p.m.

Location:   Rm. 120, Dunn Bldg, Dalhousie University, 6310 Coburg Rd
Presenter:  Tony Schellinck
Title:       "Journey to the Centre of Our Galaxy"

Clear summer nights are the best for a journey of 25,000 light years to the centre of our Galaxy, the Milky Way. Come and learn about our galaxy and the incredible sights we can see along the way to its core. Armed with only a binocular you will be able to re-explore this path at leisure. You will not view the night-sky the same way again!

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.

 
Planetarium: "Downtown Milky Way" | Thu 14 Aug PDF Print E-mail

PLANETARIUM SHOW


Time:       Thursday, August 14 , 7:15 p.m.
Location:   Rm. 120, Dunn Bldg, Dalhousie University, 6310 Coburg Rd
Presenter:  Patrick Kelly
Title:       "Downtown Milky Way"


Come and learn about the constellations that can be seen at this time of year; and 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. We are located out in the suburbs—if aliens asked you the way to downtown, could you direct them? You may after this show!

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.

 
Planetarium: "Downtown Milky Way" | Thu 28 Aug PDF Print E-mail

PLANETARIUM SHOW


Time:       Thursday, August 28 , 7:15 p.m.
Location:   Rm. 120, Dunn Bldg, Dalhousie University, 6310 Coburg Rd
Presenter:  Patrick Kelly
Title:       "Downtown Milky Way"


Come and learn about the constellations that can be seen at this time of year; and 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. We are located out in the suburbs—if aliens asked you the way to downtown, could you direct them? You may after this show!

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.

 
Nova Scotia Astro Events | Summer 2014 PDF Print E-mail

Summer Astronomy Events—Nova Scotia

 

Weekends at Keji: Solar System Tour (Ampitheatre, Fridays, 8:30 p.m.)

Observing with Telescope (Sky Circle, Saturdays, 9:30 p.m.)

information

 

Dark Sky Weekend    August 15–17

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

information

 more...

 

 

Nova East Star Party    August 22–24

Smiley's Provincial Park

information

 

 
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