The Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard is an integral part of the Trottier Studio for Innovative Science Education. Both facilities are uniquely dedicated to bringing science education and astronomy to children, youth and the general public.
The Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard as well as the Trottier Studio for Innovative Science Education form a seamless partnership between the mission of the Trottier Family Foundation and SFU’s goal to engage with its community.
Nestled within the heart of the Burnaby campus, the Trottier Observatory is the flagship facility in the Faculty of Science’s myriad outreach programs.
Since its inception in 2007, the Starry Nights program has brought thousands of star-gazers, including children and youth, to campus to peruse the night skies and learn about astronomy.
Star Party scheduled for Friday, March 10th and 24th, 2017!
We're tired of waiting for perfect weather, so we're holding a Star Party regardless of weather conditions. Please join us from 8 pm - 10 pm for an unforgettable night of star gazing.
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**For SFU students, staff and faculty only**
Please join us at for free tours of the Observatory and courtyard every Wednesday from 7 - 8:30 pm and Thursday from 1:30 - 3 pm. Drop by and say "hi" to our volunteers and check out the stars!