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Hours of Operation

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All Attractions
Tuesday to Sunday
Open 10 am to 4 pm

Monday
Closed

 

See Planetarium show
schedule, here.

 

Museum Shop
Saturday & Sunday
Open 10 am to 4 pm

 

We look forward to seeing you!


Face masks are strongly recommended for all visitors
(age 5+) at the Manitoba Museum.


Click for Holiday Hours
Hours of operation vary for different holidays.

 

[email protected] Astronomy Courses

[email protected] Astronomy Courses are for people wanting to learn more about the wonders in the sky above us! These one-evening courses with Planetarium Astronomer, Scott Young, will show you how to find your way around the sky, choose your first telescope, and use your binoculars or telescope to their fullest potential. Buy your tickets today!


Getting to Know the Stars

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm CST

Level: Introductory

This one-evening course provides everything you need to learn the constellations and find your way around the sky. You’ll learn to identify the most important constellations in the night sky, and how to use them to locate star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies you can see with the unaided eye or binoculars. We’ll help you demystify the motions of the night sky by explaining the patterns or cycles that make it all work.

Topics include:

  • What’s up there? Our place in space
  • Constellations: how to find them (or make your own)
  • Basic sky motions; how the stars rise and set, how they change with the seasons
  • Star maps and how to use them
  • What can I see tonight?

Introductory-level courses are 2-hour courses conducted as an online Zoom meeting. You will need a device and an internet connection to participate.

 

Introductory courses are $20 for Museum members and $25 for non-members.

Buy your tickets, here:


New Telescope User’s Guide

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm CST

Level: Intermediate

You’ve got your first telescope – now what? In this course, you’ll learn how to make your telescope work for you. We’ll highlight the five most common telescope issues people have and how you can solve them easily, with no further expenses. Discover what all those numbers on the eyepieces mean, and what those accessories do.

Topics include:

  • What can I see tonight?
  • Brief overview of telescope designs
  • Setting up: tripod/mounting, finder scope, star charts
  • Manual finding or computer assist?
  • First targets: the Moon and Planets
  • Star hopping: How to find stuff
  • How eyepieces work – magnification and field-of-view
  • Accessories, and which ones you need
  • Basic photography through the telescope

Intermediate-level courses assume some basic experience on the part of the student. For this course it is assumed that the student has a telescope with appropriate mount and eyepieces. The course is conducted as an online Zoom meeting. You will need a device and an internet connection to participate.

 

Intermediate courses are $25 for Museum members and $30 for non-members.

Buy your tickets, here:


Backyard Science

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm CST

Level: Advanced

The Universe is a big place, and professional astronomers can’t keep track of everything. A lot of science is still done by amateur observers using backyard telescopes and binoculars – even the unaided eye! In this workshop, you’ll get an introduction to scientific observing and learn about some science projects you can start tonight with your binoculars or small telescope.

Topics include:

  • Visual science: tracking variable stars
  • Patrolling the skies: science with a camera
  • Planetary exploration
  • Measure the shape of an asteroid
  • Advanced projects

Advanced-level courses are three-hour courses designed for people who have binoculars or a small telescope and are looking for projects beyond basic observing. The course is conducted as an online Zoom meeting. You will need a device and an internet connection to participate.

 

Advanced-level courses are $25 for Museum members and $30 for non-members.

Buy your tickets, here:


Observing the Planets – POSTPONED

Tuesday, November 8 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm CST New date to be announced

Level: Intermediate

The planets of our solar system are usually bright and easy to find, but seeing them up close requires different techniques than viewing galaxies and star clusters. In this course, you’ll learn how to optimize your equipment and your observing site for planetary viewing, what eyepieces and accessories will give you the best results, and how to improve your eye-brain combination by drawing what you see. you’ll also get a primer on how to take images of the planets through your telescope, with everything from a cell phone camera to a specialized planetary camera – all using free software.

Topics include:

  • The solar system from a backyard astronomer’s perspective
  • Opposition, altitude, and other important items
  • Tuning your telescope for planetary observing
  • Eyepieces, barlows, and filters
  • Planetary imaging primer

Intermediate-level courses assume some basic experience on the part of the student. For this course it is assumed that the student has a telescope with appropriate mount and eyepieces. The course is conducted as an online Zoom meeting. You will need a device and an internet connection to participate.

 

Intermediate courses are $25 for Museum members and $30 for non-members.

Buy your tickets, here:

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