The StFX Observatory is located on West Street, just off University Avenue. It opened in 2018 and is mainly used for teaching, outreach, and student research projects. It houses the following instruments:
- 28 cm (11”) Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (SCT), pier-mounted
- 25 cm (10”) SCT, pier-mounted
- 70 mm refractor
- 60 mm H-alpha filtered refractor for solar observing
- 33 cm (13”) Dobsonian
A small classroom, with washroom, is located nearby.
During fall 2019, the observatory will be open to the public on Monday and Wednesday night if the sky is sufficiently clear. We may offer additional observation sessions, but information on this will only be available on short notice. Reliable information on the weather is normally only available 6-12 hours before an event. Please visit the Department's Facebook page for information on if and when the observatory will be open. The tentative schedule can be found at the bottom of this page.
Some webpages of interest:
Observatory schedule for fall 2019: