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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 Public Open Houses is here.

The scheduled upcoming dates are:

  • Friday, May 13 at 9:30pm
  • Friday, May 27 at 10pm
  • Friday, June 3 at 10:15pm
  • Friday, June 10 at 10:15pm
  • Friday, June 17 at 10:15pm
  • Friday, June 24 at 10:15pm

Due to limited space, free tickets must be reserved online. Tickets for the next Public Open Houses are usually made available at approximately 1pm on the Monday following a scheduled open house. When an open house is cancelled due to bad weather, this gives a better chance for existing ticket holders to re-book. Recent experience is that all tickets are gone within a few hours of being available!

We understand the frustration you may have in trying to get tickets, but we do not have a lot of clear nights in Halifax, can only accommodate about 24 people (and provide a good experience), and we do not have the volunteer or staff resources to schedule events more than twice a month for most of the year and weekly June to September.

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.