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.

Programs are available by reservation during January 2018.

Indigenous Night Sky Storytelling
Friday, February 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd, 2018
7pm-9pm
Indigenous traditions, stories and seasonal rounds are greatly influenced by the Earth, Moon and the light of the universe. Join Indigenous storytellers as they weave a journey through the cosmos, sharing the richness and wonder of the night sky through stories and traditional teachings.
Admission: Adults $10, Youth (ages 6-12) $8, Children 5 and under are FREE.

Tour of the Universe
Saturday, February 3rd, 17th & 24th, 2018
7pm-9pm
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.
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 Event
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 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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