Upcoming Events

Planetarium: "An Ancient Greek Legacy" | Thu 8 & 22 June PDF Print E-mail

The Halifax Planetarium at Dalhousie University presents:

Time:  Thursday, June 8th & June 22nd at 7:15 pm
Location:  Dunn Building, Dalhousie University, 6310 Coburg Rd
Presenter:  Ben Beck
Title:  The Living Sky: An Ancient Greek Legacy

The glow of modern city lights obscures all but a small fraction of the stars that were familiar to ancient Greek observers, who grouped them into the constellations we are familiar with today. Their arrangement is interwoven with Greek mythology and gives insights into how the ancient Greeks viewed themselves and the cosmos.

Come to the planetarium and learn about this rich legacy.

Admission:  $5 (at the door); reductions for families (min. age 8 years)

Reservations Required: e-mail  planetarium AT dal DOT c

State number of adults, and the number of children aged 8 to 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.

2017 Star Parties | July–September PDF Print E-mail

Nova East Star Party  

31st year!

July 28–30, 2016

Smiley's Provincial Park, Nova Scotia

Guest speaker: Pat Kelly (life-long amateur astronomer)


It’s that time again; your Nova East Committee has been hard at work planning for this year’s event.  The agenda is now up on the Nova East web site as well as the registration form.  


We also are planning quite a few talks focusing on several aspects of amateur astronomy, including beginners.

Come to Nova East
you’ll be blown away!

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 scheduled upcoming dates are:

  • Friday, February 10 at 7pm - SOLD OUT
  • Friday, February 24 at 7pm (may be cancelled due to University break week)
  • Friday, March 10 at 8pm
  • Friday, March 24 at 9pm
  • Friday, April 14 at 9pm
  • Friday, April 28 at 9:30pm

Reserve tickets here (please read carefully the information at the top of that page).

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.