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

Fridays & Saturdays

The Star of Bethlehem
The Star of Bethlehem has been an intriguing topic for millennia, with many different theories as to what it was in the sky that was producing such a bright object. From new stars to supernovas there are many theories that may explain the creation of this bright object in the night sky. Join our astronomers on a journey into the past to reveal the most popular opinions on the Star of Bethlehem, a perfect activity for the holiday season! 
Admission $10/Adult $8/Youth, Students, Seniors

Book Your Out of this World Experience Today!
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Join us on December 7th & 8th from 6:00pm-8:00pm for a special presentation of the Star of Bethlehem following Ignite the Fort! All Ignite the Fort ticket holders will receive $3.00-$5.00 off admission to the Star of Bethlehem on December 7th and 8th, 2019.

The David Thompson Astronomical Observatory will be closed for private events on December 6, 2019 and February 28, 2020.

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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