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Planetarium: "Warm nights for stargazing..." | Thu 14 & 28 May PDF Print E-mail


"Warm nights for stargazing are coming!"

by Chris Young
Thursday, May 14 & 28 at 7:15 p.m.
Rm. 120, Dunn Bldg, Dalhousie University,

The standard constellations are not the only shapes that map the stars: spring diamonds and triangles in the night sky will lead to summer stars. Become familiar with some star patterns and stories of Spring skies - and easy ways to find them!

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, April 24 at 9pm (fully booked)
  • Friday, May 8 at 9:30pm
  • Friday, May 22 at 10pm

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.