Queen's Observatory Open House!

Event Date


The next Queen’s Observatory Open House will take place on Saturday May 20th at 8:00pm in the Stirling Hall, Theatre Aat Queen's University.

 We are very excited to feature Emily Heit who will present "Atoms to Stars, Earth to Dust: Dr. Allie Vibert Douglas and The Diversity Project."
Emily specializes in Astrophysics at Queen's University and is currently collaborating on the DEAP/DarkSide experiments at SNOLAB. She is also president of the Queen's Astronomy Club.  Emily's talk will feature the life and work of former Queen’s Professor Allie Vibert Douglas with a special focus on diversity in STEM.

The presentation will be followed by a tour of our facilities, including the McDonald Institute Visitor Centre and viewing nearby and deep-sky celestial objects with our telescopes (weather permitting). 
We hope to see you there!
*Notice the change in time and location from the usual Ellis Hall Auditorium at 7pm. 

Date and Time: Saturday May 20th 8:00-11 pm (rain or shine)

Location: Stirling Hall A, 64 Bader Ln, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Cost: Free! Tickets will be provided at the door. No registration or RSVP is needed
Contact: queensuobservatory@gmail.com for more information


Free event!   Free parking on surface lots on Queens Campus - the closest to Ellis Hall is the MacCorry Parking Lot off Union and Albert Sts.

Ellis Hall is on University Avenue between Jeffrey Hall, Richardson Hall and across from Ontario Hall.

The observatory is on the 4th floor (elevators or stairs).  A lecture *may* be held in the main floor auditorium... watch for signs!

The first Queen's Observatory was established in the mid-19th century, the beginning of a long and distinguished history of astronomical observing at Queen's University. The current Observatory houses a 14-inch reflecting telescope in a dome on the roof of Ellis Hall, used primarily for student training and public demonstrations.

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