Starry Nights @ SFU is a free community program sponsored by the Faculty of Science. Events are held at the Burnaby campus and include evening star-gazing parties and daytime telescope and astronomy workshops for grade-school children. Our workshops provide students, teachers, parents and star gazers training in the use of telescopes and in the basics of observing the Moon, planets, stars and other celestial wonders.  Additional educational materials, including a star wheel produced by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) are provided at no cost to schools and community groups when they attend our workshops.

Through our Scope Club, grade-school classes, community groups and families can qualify for a free telescope just by registering and attending four star parties and one workshop - while our supplies last! Thanks to sponsors, we have given away hundreds of telescopes since 2007.

This popular program would not be possible without the support of SFU, the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Vancouver Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC), the SFU Astronomy club and an extraordinary crew of volunteers: : SFU students, staff, faculty, and volunteers from the community, including the Vancouver RASC.

To register your grade-school class, community group, or individual family for a workshop, please:
email: or call: 778-782-6967.

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