Trottier Observatory & Science Courtyard

Nestled within the heart of the Burnaby campus, the Trottier Observatory is the flagship facility in the Faculty of Science’s myriad outreach programs. The Trottier Studio for Innovative Science Education and the Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard have been bringing science education and astronomy to students, familes, and the general public since 2014.

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The Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard as well as the Trottier Studio for Innovative Science Education Centre have been made possible with the partnership of the Trottier Family Foundation.

One of the goals of the Trottier Family Foundation and Dr. Howard Trottier - a retired SFU Physics professor - is to help young people develop and pursue a passion for science. “When people come to campus and look through our telescopes, I want them to feel the mystery and the excitement of the universe. If I can have that impact on a young person and give them a sense of passion about the natural world, then I think it’s good for them and for society and as an educator, that’s a wonderful experience,” he says. 

We thank the Trottier Family Foundation for their vision and continued support of SFU's flagship community facility.