Upcoming Events

Planetarium: "Signs of the Zodiac"| Thu 23 Feb & 2 Mar PDF Print E-mail

The Halifax Planetarium at Dalhousie University presents:

Time: Thursday, February 23rd & March 2nd at 7:15 pm **

Location: Dunn Bldg., Dalhousie University, 6310 Coburg Rd.

Presenter: Dan Arsenault

Title: "Do you know your astrological sign?

There is a good chance that you may, but just why is it your sign? What is so special about the zodiacal constellations that sets them apart from the others? Come to the Halifax Planetarium and discover the truth and fiction behind the signs of the Zodiac visible in the night sky at this time of year."

Weather conditions permitting there will be post-show, roof-top observing

Admission:  $5 (at the door); reductions for families (min age 8 years)
Reservations Required: e-mail  planetarium AT dal DOT ca

* State number of adults, and 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.

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.