Next Starry Nights will be on Friday, October 21. Please look out for email or twitter updates for event cancellation due to weather.


NEW! Starry Nights @ SFU hosts public star nights every clear Friday, from 8-10PM.

These events are weather dependent, and are subject to cancellation by Friday at noon. The scheduled hours are also subject to change from month to month. For updates please check our Twitter feed @SFUTrottObs, or subscribe to our email list, subject: Subscribe.


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:



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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.