The western Newfoundland campus of Memorial University is home to Atlantic Canada's largest telescope, a 0.60 m (24") reflector! While its primary functions are teaching and research, there are frequent viewing opportunities for the general public.
The summer Public Observing schedule is posted on the Public Tours page:
- Saturday, 5 July at 9:30 PM
- Saturday, 19 July at 9:30 PM
- Saturday, 2 August at 9:00 PM (note earlier start time)
- Saturday, 16 August at 8:30 PM (note earlier start time)
Meet in AS 2016 on ground floor of Arts & Science annex, near the stairs to the observatory.
Check out the latest on the Observatory News page. The Sky Tonight page has tools and links to show you the phase of the Moon and what else is "up".
We take reservations for a limited number of group tours in the spring, summer and fall. If you are a teacher or leader of an educational group wishing a tour, contact us at email@example.com
to check for availablity.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org