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Planetarium: "Signposts in the Sky" | Thu 4 Dec PDF Print E-mail

PLANETARIUM SHOW

"Signposts in the Sky"

by Quinn Smith
Thursday, December 4th, 7:15 pm
Rm. 120, Dunn Bldg, Dalhousie University, 6310 Coburg Rd


"Finding your way around the night sky can seem a daunting task, but with a simple map, and a few signposts, it is easier than you may think! Discover the delights of the winter sky in the warmth and comfort of the Halifax Planetarium"

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: "The Christmas Star—Fact or Fiction? | Thu 11 & 18 Dec PDF Print E-mail
Xmas star

PLANETARIUM SHOW

"The Christmas Star—Fact or Fiction?" by Quinn Smith
Thursday, December 11th, 7:15 pm, with an encore performance on Thursday, December 18th
If demand warrants there will be a second show at 8:45 pm each night

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.

 
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, October 24 at 9pm
  • Friday, November 14 at 7pm
  • Friday, November 28 at 7pm
  • Friday, December 12 at 7pm
  • Friday, December 26 - NO TOUR


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.