The Star Party scheduled for Friday August 11th, 2017 has been cancelled due to hazy skies.

The Starry Nights program is now on hiatus and will return in mid-September.

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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:



Interested in seeing the Solar Eclipse on August 21st? The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be hosting a viewing at Science World where you can see a partial eclipse. 

Drop by TELUS World of Science, 1455 Quebec St. at 9am on August 21st, 2017.

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.