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.

Astronomical experiences are available by reservation in October and November.

Star of Bethlehem
December 2018 – Fridays & Saturdays, 7:00pm-9:00pm

The origin of the Star of Bethlehem continues to mystify star gazers. What produced such a bright object in the night sky – a new star, a supernova or something else? With our astronomers as your guides, travel into the past to discover the most popular theories about the origin of the Star of Bethlehem. A perfect activity for the holiday season!

Admission: Adults $10, Youth (ages 6-12) $8, Children 5 and under are FREE
Combine your journey to the stars with Ignite the Fort on December 8th or 9th!

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 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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