The Kalium Observatory at the Saskatchewan Science Centre offers FREE public observing throughout the year. The events are open to individuals, families, or small groups of any age. The Kalium Observatory is operated by volunteers from the RASC Regina Centre. Objects that are regularly viewed when visible include the Sun, the Moon, planets, double stars, colorful stars, star clusters, galaxies, and nebulas. Special events, when visible from Regina, include: solar and lunar eclipses, comets, occultations of stars by the Moon, shadow transits of Jupiter’s moons across the face of the planet, passes of the International Space Station, and Iridium satellite flares.
The Kalium Observatory is located at the Saskatchewan Science Centre. Please enter through the Imax entry at 2903 Powerhouse Drive. Click here for a map.
2018 Dates and Times
|January 12th & 19th||7:00pm|
|February 9th & 16th||7:00pm|
|March 16th & 23rd||8:00pm|
|April 13th & 20th||8:00pm|
|May 11th & 18th||9:00pm|
|June 8th & 15th||9:00pm|
|July 13th & 20th||9:00pm|
|September 7th & 14th||8:00pm|
|October 5th & 12th||8:00pm|
|November 2nd & 9th||7:00pm|
|December 7th & 14th||7:00pm|
The observatory is staffed both rain or shine and admission is free. Please note that when cloud, rain, high winds or cold (-20 C ) conditions prevail, there will be no viewing at the dome but you can still examine the equipment. If you wish to visit the observatory, please ensure you are at the Imax entrance for the start of the observing session. If you arrive after the start time, the doors might be locked.
Planning Your Visit
- Check the Regina clear sky chart to the right to determine if the conditions will be favorable for observing
- To confirm that the observatory is open, you can call 306 751 0128
- Dress warm, it is an open air observatory
- There are no toilet facilities