The David Thompson Astronomical Observatory

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Your Pathway to the Stars!

anthony with telescope compressedA 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.


Star Walks return to the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory this December! Please call (807) 473-2344 to reserve your tickets.

The Mystery of the Star of Bethlehem
The origin of the Star of Bethlehem has been mystifying star gazers for millennia. 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! Please arrive at least 10-15 min. before the program start time.

Dates: Friday, December 3, 10 & 17, 2021

Admission: $10 per Adult • $8 per Student, Senior & Youth • Children 5 & Under are Free (HST is included)


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.


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. For more information or to make a reservation call (807) 473-2344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.