May 14, 2016
The Observatory will be participating in Astronomy Day in conjunction with the Club des Astronomes Amateurs de Sherbrooke. The Observatory will hold an Open House starting from 1:30 PM to 10:30 PM on Saturday May 14.
We will have displays and will be observing the Sun during the day if it is not cloudy. We will be also observing with the 17" Planewave telescope and several smaller telescopes on the deck in the evening if the skies are clear. The poster for the event is shown below.
April 30, 2014
The Observatory is extremely pleased to announce that it has purchased a Shelyak LHiRes III spectrograph. The new instrument has a resolving power of nearly R=18000. This allows us to measure spectral lines to a precision of better than 0.05 nanometres. We will be able to measure the radial velocities (using Doppler shifts) of binary stars, cosmic distances (using redshifts), and infer the abundance of trace elements in stars!
May 10, 2013
Bishop's University is extremely pleased to announce the inauguration of our new 0.45 metre telescope as the Scott Griffin Telescope. Scott Griffin is the outgoing Chancellor of Bishop's University who has been a major benefactor and supporter of the Observatory during his tenure. His generosity, leadership, and support of many initiatives at Bishop's University will benefit generations of students and faculty alike.
November 16, 2011
Bishop's University is excited to announce that it has installed a new 17" (0.45 metre) PlaneWave CDK telescope with a German equatorial mount in the observatory. A new PierTech pier was also installed.
July 16, 2010
Bishop's University has officially awarded the Hugh Haugland Prize for Astronomy. Hugh was a long-time CTV cameraman and amateur astronomer who died tragically while working last August. Andres Zambrano is the first recipient of this new prize. Coverage of the award ceremony, which aired on the CTV national network, can be found on the CTV website
October 23, 2009
The Observatory has a great new deck. Check it out in the following press release.
December 22, 2006
FIRST LIGHT!!! The first colour imageswere taken recently at the observatory and can be found in the Image Galleries.
October 14, 2006
The Grand Opening of the observatory is on October 28th!
August 28, 2006
Check out the observatory's press release of January 2006!