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 

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.

2016 DTAO Experience Guide Cover


See 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.


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!
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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.

Download the DTAO Experience Guide for more information.

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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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