Next Star Party scheduled for Friday July 28th! (July 21st party is cancelled due to rain) 

Please join us from 9 pm - Midnight for an unforgettable night of star gazing.

*Note that these events are weather dependent and subject to cancellation. Advisories are sent to our email lists and through our Twitter feed by Friday morning.

For up to date information, please check our Twitter feed @SFUTrottObs, or subscribe to our email list, subject: Subscribe.

Click here for a map of the Observatory.


Starry Nights programs consist of evening star parties and astronomy workshops for children. Children and groups who attend the workshop and at least four star parties can earn a free telescope!

Please read our Important Information webpage regarding our Observatory House Rules and Star Night Etiquette.


Mr. Starry Nights, Dr. Howard Trottier,  talks about Starry Nights @ SFU and SFU's Trottier Observatory on Fraser Cain's "Weekly Space Hangout" on Friday April 15, 2016 from Noon-1PM.  Have a listen.

Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today, a popular website on space and astronomy news:



SFU is not responsible for the supervision of minors at public events. Minors should be accompanied by an adult at all times.


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Did you know...

The Club Ilia restaurant located near the Trottier Observatory & Courtyard offers a 10% discount on all food ordered on a Starry Nights event night? To receive the discount, print off your Starry Nights event notice dated for that evening and present to Club Ilia staff.

Click here to see their menu.