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[Burnaby] Starry Nights at Simon Fraser University - Every Friday

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[Burnaby] Starry Nights at Simon Fraser University - Every Friday

SFU is pleased to host the Starry Nights public star night every Friday, 7PM-10PM but subject to cancellation due to weather no later than each Friday at 11AM.

Volunteers will be at the observatory plaza with telescopes and you are encouraged to take a look at the different targets that our volunteers setup.

The event is also open to amateur stargazers and telescope owners. If you own a telescope, and would like to share its views with others, get some help from more serious amateurs, or simply compare views between telescopes before starting your hobby, do come and join us.

NOTE: This event is free and open to the public. First come, first served.

Trottier Observatory
Simon Fraser University Trottier Observatory · Burnaby, BC


https://www.sfu.ca/science/alumni-commu ... vents.html


Observatory house rules:

Admittance to the observatory is free to the general public (children are welcome), but is strictly first-come, first-served.
We make no guarantee that everyone who comes to the star night will get inside the observatory. We ask for your patience and understanding as we make every effort to accommodate as many people as we can.

Once you have looked through the telescope, please make your way back outside so that another guest can get a turn.
Flash photography is not permitted inside the observatory.
Food and drink is not permitted inside the observatory.
SFU is not responsible for the supervision of children at public events. Children should be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Please do not touch the telescope - despite its size, it is a sensitive piece of equipment!

To hear about future Star Parties, join our mailing list: email starry-nights-request@sfu.ca
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Our operation is run entirely by dedicated volunteers who give generously of their time: they include SFU students, staff, and faculty, and amateur astronomers from the Vancouver Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Please be sure to thank them!

Although the observatory may seem to newcomers like the only reason to be at our star nights, our experienced guests know that they will find breathtaking views of many different celestial treasures through our volunteers' portable telescopes, and that half the fun is to have their questions about the universe answered by our friendly and knowledgeable amateur astronomers.

We ask for your patience and understanding as we make every effort to get as many people into the observatory as we can, but as indicated in the Observatory House Rules, we make no guarantee that everyone will get inside.

Please be sure to take advantage of the portable telescopes set up outside the observatory: these telescopes are the personal property of the experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly amateur astronomers who bring their equipment to campus to share views of breathtaking celestial treasures with our guests.


Please note that all parking is pay, and visitors can park only in designated areas. The best location is Visitor's B Lot - Lot VB (East Parking Lot). There is a flat overnight rate after 4:30PM of $3.25. Click here for a map with the locations of parking and the observatory site.
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