Starry Nights at Simon Fraser University

This is a past event

3 people went

Every week on Friday

Location image of event venue


Although the forecast for tomorrow would not ordinarily bring joy to astronomy enthusiasts, the observatory will be open for extended hours, from 4PM-10PM, as part of the joyful occasion of the annual Burnaby Mountain Street Festival!

Our staffers (almost all SFU students) will give tours of the science plaza, and presentations under the dome about the kinds of images and science projects that they work on (not for course credit, but for the sheer joy of it!).

And there will be many other things to do for the Street Festival in the Univercity town square just east of the observatory!

The Weather forecast is not looking up for actual observing so there is a low probability of members bringing telescopes tonight, however SFU has fun stuff planned.

NOTE: While this event is free and open to the public, RSVP'ing for this event does not guarantee that you will be able to enter the observatory which will be in a "First Come, First Served" basis. We encourage you to observe with the volunteers on the plaza, talk, and ask questions from many of them who love the night sky.

More information, including an SFU campus map with locations of the observatory, the nearest public (pay) parking, and bus stop, along with our very important observatory house rules and starry-night etiquette, can be found here:

RASC thanks SFU and Dr. Howard Trottier who host this event for access to the grounds and observatory. If you do come out, please be sure to thank our volunteers, and to extend to them your utmost patience and understanding.