Posted 16 Aug, 2018
THESE ASTRONOMY PROGRAMS ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD
Great news for all stargazers! The David Dunlap Observatory is now open to the public and is hosting a series of programs all summer and autumn. Both aspiring astronomers and young space explorers alike will find something to love, thanks to the wide expanse of programs the DDO is offering this year.
Not too long ago the future of the DDO was placed in uncertainty. However, since the Town of Richmond Hill assumed ownership in March of 2016, the stars have shined brightly on the recently-named Heritage Site. Having partnered with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the Observatory is offering several different programs that will extend well into October. Also starting in September, all science enthusiasts will be able to organize a group booking for educational programs within the Observatory itself!
The new residents of Observatory Hill’s master-planned community will easily be able to take advantage of these exciting new programs, as the site itself is mere minutes away from the new development.
The RASC is hosting Astronomy-Themed Family and Lecture Nights where you can learn more about the wonders of our universe. Or you can attend Mars Madness where you can gaze through the 3rd largest telescope in the world to get a glimpse of Mars, as it reaches the closest yearly point to Earth.
For young space enthusiasts, the DDO, in partnership with the city of Richmond Hill, is offering astronomy-themed week-long summer camps. Kids can learn about the wonders of Outer Space and the celestial objects that inhabit our Universe.
This summer, there is loads to see and do at the David Dunlap Observatory. So check out Richmond Hill’s program offerings and launch your year into the stratosphere!