Astronomy Experiences

DavidThompsonObservatoryBanner 690x374

Discover the cosmos at the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory
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 to explore the mysteries of the universe.

2016 DTAO Experience Guide CoverSee below 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 .

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

June-August
Thursdays & Saturdays
10:00pm-12:00am

Tour of the Universe
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.

June
Fridays
10:00pm-12:00am

Centuries of Science Fiction
Humankind's imaginative mind has provided a varied canvas of fictional works that helped inspire true scientific discoveries and technologies. Amazing works of science fiction have been around for centuries - tonight's theme is a celebration of these works from Jules Verne to George Lucas.

July
Fridays
10:00pm-12:00am

Comets, Meteors and Asteroids
Comets, meteors and asteroids have been travelling within our solar system for millennia. Recently, astronomers have discovered some of these objects have come from outside our solar system! The prospect of the amazing amounts of natural resources that could be found within these objects have driven scientists to learn more about them so one day they could be harvested for humankind's benefit.

August
Fridays
10:00pm-12:00am 

The Sounds of the Universe
Did you know the sound of the Big Bang still resonates throughout the universe to this very day? Join our astronomers for an auditory tour of celestial bodies from the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond. Learn how studying these sounds led to ground breaking discoveries and helped solve some of the universe’s hidden mysteries. Enjoy an evening of exploration set to the soundtrack provided by the universe itself.
Admission $10/Adult $8/Youth, Students, Seniors

Book Your Out of this World Experience Today! Call 807-473-2344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Education Programs
The David Thompson Astronomical Observatory offers a wide-variety of fun-filled, activity-based day, evening and overnight education programs that meet curriculum requirements from kindergarten through post-secondary.

Download the DTAO Experience Guide  for more details about our education programs, or speak with a FWHP Reservations Team Member to discuss creating a customized program to meet the needs of your students.

Save on Education Programs!
Purchase any education program and get the second program 50% off, and get a free shuttle for local groups!*
*Offer subject to availability. Second education program must be of equal or lesser value.

Book Your Education Program Today!
Call 807-473-2344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Star Gazing for Scouts & Guidesanthony with telescope compressed
The David Thompson Astronomical Observatory offers fascinating programs for Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and Guides to earn their respective astronomy related badges. Programs are offered year-round, in the evening, and meet both Canadian and U.S.A. badge requirements.

Download the DTAO Experience Guide for more information.

Book Your Astronomy Program Today!
Call 807-473-2344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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.

Call 807-473-2344 or email 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .