The western Newfoundland campus of Memorial University is home to Atlantic Canada's largest telescope, a 0.60 m (24") reflector! While its primary functions are teaching and research, there are frequent viewing opportunities for the general public.
Check out the latest on the Observatory News page. The Sky Tonight page has tools and links to show you the phase of the Moon and what else is "up".
The September Open House
was very successful with over 120 visitors, despite the cloudy weather! Future public observing opportunities will be posted on the Public Tours
Visit our Image Gallery to see what the telescope and CCD imaging camera can produce! These are time exposure images of galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae which have been processed to reveal colours and detail not usually visible when seen through an eyepiece.
While visiting the observatory, be sure to walk through our Scale Model Solar System in the upper floor hallway of the new Arts & Science Extention. The planets (plus Pluto) have been placed on the floor at their relative distances from the Sun; can you estimate how far away the next nearest star is at this scale?
More information about the telescope and other resources at the observatory can be found through the FAQ page, the links at left or through our email: email@example.com