Astronomy Experiences

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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.


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.


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.

Explore the new Education Program 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!!*
*Offer subject to availability. Second education program must be of equal or lesser value.

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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.

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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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