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A LOCAL STAR

Anyone who's ever visited the David Dunlap Observatory knows it's an incredibly special place. Not only is it strikingly beautiful, it also carries an aura that's almost surreal; perhaps that's why it was chosen to be a star, -in the figurative sense of course. In 1960 the film "Universe" was released by the National Film Board of Canada, and was met with much praise. It was nominated for an Oscar in the 'best documentary' category the year it was released, and offered some of the most vivid special effects anyone had ever seen....

POPULAR TRADITIONS BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS

In the spirit of this holiday season, here are a few of the most popular pre-Christmas traditions that people observe today.

OBSERVATORY HILL NOW TRULY A DESTINATION IN RICHMOND HILL AND YORK REGION

110 acres (45 hectares) of the municipal park, conserved from the pre-2008 David Dunlap Observatory and Park, are now confirmed as destination green space in Richmond Hill, and will be supported by a $54 million budgetary allocation from the Town of Richmond Hill. This conserved park is adjacent to the projected 79-acre (32-hectare) Observatory Hill subdivision...

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!

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!

A LOCAL STAR

Anyone who's ever visited the David Dunlap Observatory knows it's an incredibly special place. Not only is it strikingly beautiful, it also carries an aura that's almost surreal; perhaps that's why it was chosen to be a star, -in the figurative sense of course. In 1960 the film "Universe" was released by the National Film Board of Canada, and was met with much praise. It was nominated for an Oscar in the 'best documentary' category the year it was released, and offered some of the most vivid special effects anyone had ever seen....

POPULAR TRADITIONS BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS

In the spirit of this holiday season, here are a few of the most popular pre-Christmas traditions that people observe today.

OBSERVATORY HILL NOW TRULY A DESTINATION IN RICHMOND HILL AND YORK REGION

110 acres (45 hectares) of the municipal park, conserved from the pre-2008 David Dunlap Observatory and Park, are now confirmed as destination green space in Richmond Hill, and will be supported by a $54 million budgetary allocation from the Town of Richmond Hill. This conserved park is adjacent to the projected 79-acre (32-hectare) Observatory Hill subdivision...

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