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.

Tour of the Universe
Every Thursday & Saturday beginning May 19
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.

Spring into Constellations
Friday May 18 & 25
10:00pm-12:00am

Spring’s warmer temperatures and early sunsets are an excellent time of year to explore the night sky. Our astronomers will take you on a one-of-a-kind tour of the cosmos, illuminating the ancient Greek myths behind many of the constellations, asteroids and planets.

Star Safari
Every Friday in June
10:00pm-12:00am

Discover the depth and beauty of the universe on a Star Safari! With our astronomers as your guides, tour the night sky in search of stars, constellations, nebulae, galaxies and other amazing celestial objects. Enjoy an evening of exploration and wonderment as you uncover the marvels of the 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:
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 .

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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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