The David Thompson Astronomical Observatory

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A marvel of modern space science, the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory is home to one of the largest telescopes in Central Canada! Whether you’re a casual observer or serious astronomer, our state-of-the-art astronomy centre offers an array of illuminating events and programs year-round.

Stimulate your senses as you explore the cosmos using the observatory’s fleet of telescopes to find galaxies, planets, nebulae and more! Join our astronomers and explore the subatomic universe to the very edge of the observable universe.

Upcoming Astronomical Experiences

July-August
Thursdays & Saturdays
10:00pm-12:00am

Tour of the Universe
Stimulate your senses as you explore the cosmos using the observatory's fleet of telescopes to find galaxies, planets, nebulae and more! Join our astronomers and explore the subatomic universe to the very edge of the observable universe.

July
Fridays
10:00pm-12:00am

Comets, Meteors and Asteroids
Comets, meteors and asteroids have been travelling within our solar system for millennia. Recently, astronomers have discovered some of these objects have come from outside our solar system! The prospect of the amazing amounts of natural resources that could be found within these objects have driven scientists to learn more about them so one day they could be harvested for humankind's benefit.

August
Fridays
10:00pm-12:00am 

The Sounds of the Universe
Did you know the sound of the Big Bang still resonates throughout the universe to this very day? Join our astronomers for an auditory tour of celestial bodies from the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond. Learn how studying these sounds led to ground breaking discoveries and helped solve some of the universe’s hidden mysteries. Enjoy an evening of exploration set to the soundtrack provided by the universe itself.
Admission $10/Adult $8/Youth, Students, Seniors

Book Your Out of this World Experience Today!
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The David Thompson Astronomical Observatory offers an array of illuminating programs year-round!
Click HERE for more details about our public events, day and evening e2016 DTAO Experience Guide Coverducational programs, overnight experiences, and adventures for Scouts and Guides, or download the DTAO Experience Guide .

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Book Your Corporate Adventure
The David Thompson Astronomical Observatory’s Discovery Centre offers unique banqueting and world-class catering experiences that combine quality service with a novel, astronomical flavour. It is the perfect location to host your next corporate meeting or social gathering.

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