Observatory

In alignment with the Saskatchewan Science Centre, the Kalium Observatory is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to monitor the situation. Please click here for more information.

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.

Location

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. 

2020 Dates and Times

Date Start Time
January 24th & 31st 7:00pm
February 21st & 28th 7:00pm
March 20th & 27th 7:00pm
April 17th & 24th 8:00pm
May 15th & 22nd 9:00pm
June 19th & 26th 9:00pm
July 17th & 24th 9:00pm
August 14th & 28th 8:00pm
September 11th & 18th 8:00pm
October 16th & 23rd 7:00pm
November 13th & 20th 7:00pm
December 11th & 18th 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
  • Dress warm, it is an open air observatory
  • There are no toilet facilities

Club Tours

Click here if you would like to arrange an observatory tour for your brownies, guides, cubs, scouts, or school group. Due to demand for tours, we cannot accommodate individual tours.