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.

The Star of Bethlehem
December 2nd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th
7pm to 9pm

The origin of the Star of Bethlehem continues to intrigue star gazers. What produced such a bright object in the night sky – a new star, a supernova or something else? Travel into the past to discover the most popular opinions about the origin of the Star of Bethlehem. A perfect activity for the holiday season!

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

Explore the Universe
The David Thompson Astronomical Observatory will be open by reservation only for November 2017.

Book Your Out of this World Experience Today!
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Closed for Private Events
Friday, December 1, 2017
Saturday, February 10, 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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