Burke-Gaffney Observatory

Hours Of Operation

1st & 3rd Sat of each month (every Sat during summer), 9 or 10pm in summer, 7pm in winter. Clear evenings only.


Loyola Building, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Halifax Metro


T: 902-496-8257

E: bgo@ap.smu.ca


The observatory contains a reflecting telescope, 60 cm (24 in) in diameter, used to view the planets, the moon, and other interesting celestial objects. Observatory tours are offered; see website for information.

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Facilities / Services

Limited accessibility

Detailed Information

Admission: Admission free.
Directions: At Saint Mary’s University.