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Planetarium: "Bright Stars for the Christmas Season" | Thu 13 Dec PDF Print E-mail
Time: Thursday,  December 13th at 7:15 pm
Location:  Dunn Bldg, Dalhousie U., 6310 Coburg Rd
Presenter: Pat Kelly
Title: "Bright Stars for the Christmas Season"

Dominated by Orion the Hunter, the winter night sky has more bright stars than that of any season. This December the brightest star is not actually a star—it's a planet! You will also get to see a place in the sky where new stars are being born, as well as a group of stars that are newly born.
Admission: $5 (at the door); reductions for families (minimum age 8 years)

Reservations are 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, number of adults, and number of children (8–15). The show is about an hour long.

Full details will be sent in advance. 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 ask the Discovery Centre about age-appropriate shows in their new Immersive Theatre.
FREE Urban Star Party | Fri 14 Dec PDF Print E-mail

FREE! Urban Star Party

Join amateur astronomers in viewing the Moon and more!


Come join us! We are having a star gazing party. Drop over to The Atlamtic Photo Supply (Burnside location) to view the night sky with a wide array of telescopes. Our friends at RASC Halifax will be there with their 'scopes and available to answer those night sky questions. Hot drinks and snacks for those that want to stay warm. Please bring the kids. Alternate weather date December 15th.


Friday 14 December, 2018

6:00–8:00 p.m.

(cloud date Saturday 15 December)



Location:  Atlantic Photo Supply, 202 Brownlow Avenue

(Burnside Avenue side), Dartmouth, NS  (map)


Come out to view the Moon, star clusters, and more. There will be several telescopes available operated by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

All ages welcome! Refreshments provided!




Burke-Gaffney Observatory Public Open Houses - 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 FREE Public Open Houses is here.

The list of upcoming open houses and how to reserve tickets is here.

Any other information can be obtained by contacting Dave Lane, Observatory Director.

We also offer private tours for organized groups of people. Details are here.