The David Thompson Astronomical Observatory

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Your Pathway to the Stars!
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.

Explore the Universe
Discover the cosmos this September with one of our stellar programs!
Admission: Adult $10, Youth (ages 6-12) $8, Children 5 and under are Free

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Thursdays & Saturdays - 9pm to 11pm
Stimulate your senses on a journey through the cosmos with the observatory's astronomers as you explore the subatomic universe to the very edge of the universe through our fleet of telescopes, observing galaxies, planets, nebulae and more!

Fall for Constellations
Fridays - 9pm to 11pm
Navigate the night sky with the constellations as your guide! Constellations play a variety of roles throughout human history to present day. They are used for navigation, season and zodiac identification, and are found in the mythology, legends and stories of many cultures from around the world.

Book Your Out of this World Experience Today!
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Closed for a Private Function:
Saturday, September 23, 2017

2016 DTAO Experience Guide Cover

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.

Book the Discovery Centre for your function!
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