Open Houses

The Lockhart Planetarium will be shut down from May-August, 2017 for maintenance. Open Houses will be suspended for the time being. Updates will be posted as they become available. We thank you for your patience.


Monthly open houses at the Ewen Campus Observatory and the Lockhart Planetarium in University College at the Fort Garry Campus of the University of Manitoba occur on the last Wednesday of the month beginning at sunset – rain or shine! This event is hosted jointly by the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Winnipeg Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

The Lockhart Planetarium is located in Room 394 University College and the Ewen Campus Observatory is on the roof (access via the north stairwell of the lecture wing) (See an online interactive map or pdf version.) Free evening parking is available on the South side of the building (Parking Lot B).

There will be a brief introduction in the planetarium to the night sky in season (What’s Up?) followed by viewing through the telescopes, weather permitting. Should the weather be unfavourable then there will be another planetarium presentation of astronomy in the news (What’s New?).

The open house will last for approximately two hours.

The Planetarium is wheelchair accessible. The campus observatory is not wheelchair accessible at the present time.

Winter 2017 Schedule:

January 25th – 6:30 pm

February 22nd – 6:30 pm

March 29th – 7:30 pm

April 26th –  8:30 pm


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