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

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 .

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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