Discovery Days

April 26th, 10:30 am

Join us virtually for Discovery Days: Space this Sunday, marking the end of this year’s International Dark Sky Week! We’ll have a collection of videos from special guests and Discovery Centre’s own Dome Theatre Presenter, on Astronomy and Space Science.

Springtime Stargazing

Explore the calming stillness of the sky from the comfort of your home with Discovery Centre’s Dome Theatre Presenter, Japna Sidhu-Brar, and discover planets, constellations and galaxies

50 Animals That Have Been to Space

From scorpions to a chimpanzee named Ham, join local authors Jennifer and John A. Read as they spotlight a few incredible animals who pioneered spaceflight and paved the way for human survival in space, from their latest book, “50 Animals that have been to Space”,   

Jennifer Read shares a passion for writing and animals and is a member of the Halifax Junior Bengal Lancers. John Read completed his Astrophysics program at Saint Mary’s University. He is a telescope operator and the author of the “50 Things to See with a Telescope” series. 

Animals in Space Reading Contest

Astronomy with Binoculars with RASC!

Would you like to navigate the stars like a proUncover expert tips for success at getting the most out of a pair of binoculars for night sky viewings with Tony Schellinck from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

Tony Schellinck is an amateur astronomer and a member of the Halifax Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, generally referred to as RASC. For the last ten years he has been giving lectures and hosting star parties around Nova Scotia where people learn to use binoculars to find deep space objects in the night sky. This short video “Astronomy with Binoculars” explains why you should use binoculars to observe objects in the night sky, what kind of binoculars you can use, how to use them and then introduces you to some of the objects you can see in the night sky with binoculars.

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