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.


Mystery of the Star of Bethlehem

Friday, December 2nd and 9th & Thursday, December 15th • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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 programmers as your guides, discover the most popular theories about the origin of the Star of Bethlehem. 

Admission (includes HST): $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students/Youth, Children 5 and under are Free


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.


 

 

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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