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Public Open House Tours

Come Visit the Observatory!

Public Open Houses are an exciting way for the Queen's Observatory to give back to the Kingston community by sharing our knowledge and facilities to inquiring minds young and old. Our guests are invited to come and experience free of charge the wonders of our Universe from the smallest planets to the largest galaxies!



Next Open House:
Saturday, December 10th



Guest Speaker: James Sikora (Queen's University and the Royal Military College of Canada)
Title: Audible Astronomy: The Sounds of Space
Talk Begins: 7:30 pm
Location: Ellis Hall Auditorium
Observing Activities: View planets, stars, nebulae and galaxies in our 14-inch dome telescope. Peruse our outdoor observing deck with several telescopes and high power binoculars, touring Kingston's night sky.

Cost: FREE!


Our Open House events occur once a month, on the 2nd Saturday of every month, all year round, unless otherwise noted. They do not require registration: just show up and join the fun! Here are the scheduled times of these events:


April: 8:00 - 9:30pm
May to August (inclusive): 9:00 - 10:30pm
September: 8:00 - 9:30pm
October to March (inclusive): 7:30 - 9:00pm