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.

Meteors and Asteroids
July 2018 - Fridays
10:00pm-12:00am

As we draw closer to the peak of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, the night sky lights up with these celestial phenomena. Join our astronomers and search the cosmos for meteors, asteroids and other night sky wonders. You’ll also have the opportunity to hold outer space in your hands as you explore our meteorite collection, and discover meteor impact reports from across Canada and around the world!

Tour of the Universe
July 2018 - Thursdays & Saturdays
10:00pm-12:00am

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.

Admission: Adults $10, Youth (ages 6-12) $8, Children 5 and under are FREE

Book Your Out of this World Experience Today!
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Closed for Private Events:
Monday, July 2, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018

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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 educational programs, overnight experiences, and adventures for Scouts and Guides, or download the DTAO Experience Guide .

Click HERE  to sign-up for the FWHP E-News to receive monthly updates about what’s happening at Fort William Historical Park and the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory.

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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