The western Newfoundland campus of Memorial University is home to Newfoundland's only professional telescope, a 0.61 m (24") reflector! While its primary functions are teaching and modest research projects, there are frequent viewing opportunities for the general public in the spring, summer and fall. Details for the Summer Public Observing Nights can be found on the Public Tours page.
Join us Saturday, 25 July at 8 PM in AS 2026 for Pluto-Palooza!
This will be a popular-level talk and presentation in celebration of the recent visit of the New Horizons spacecraft to the last major body of the Solar System. More info on the News
The Sky Tonight page has tools and links to show you the phase of the Moon and what else is "up".
If you are a teacher or leader of an educational group wishing a tour, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to check for availablity. We take reservations for a limited number of these group tours in the spring, summer and early fall.
Visit our Image Gallery to see what the telescope and CCD imaging camera can produce! These are time exposure images of galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae which have been processed to reveal colours and detail not usually visible when seen through an eyepiece.
While visiting the observatory, be sure to walk through our Scale Model Solar System in the upper floor hallway of the new Arts & Science Extention. The planets (plus Pluto) have been placed on the floor at their relative distances from the Sun; can you estimate how far away the next nearest star is at this scale?
More information about the telescope and other resources at the observatory can be found through the FAQ page, the links at left or through our email: email@example.com