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.


Night Sky Programs 

February 2023
Indigenous Night Sky Storytelling

February 2nd, 16th and 23rd • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Indigenous spirituality, traditions, stories, and seasonal rounds are influenced by all of creation, including the Earth, Moon and stars. With the sacred blanket of snow covering the land, it is time to share the stories of the night sky and creation. Experience the richness and wonderment of the night sky through Anishinaabe stories and traditional teachings.

Admission (includes HST):

  • $10 Adults
  • $8 Seniors/Students/Youth
  • Children 5 and under are Free

Group Bookings

Groups can now pre-book Night Sky Programs throughout the year! Program times vary depending on when the sun sets.

  • June through September: 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • October through November: Programs unavailable
  • December through February: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • March through May: 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Admission (includes HST):

  • $10 Adults
  • $8 Seniors/Students/Youth
  • Children 5 and under are Free

Group size: Minimum 10 persons, Maximum 50 persons

If you would like to make night sky program reservation or would like more information, please call (807) 473-2344.


The David Thompson Astronomical Observatory offers an array of illuminating programs year-round!

Explore our new Education Program 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.