At the David Dunlap Observatory (DDO)

Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 5:30pm to 10:00pm

One of the benefits of membership in the RASC Toronto Centre is access to specially arranged Members Nights at the David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Topic: Logging and Sketching your observations
Location: David Dunlap Observatory

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Topic: Astrophotography
Location: David Dunlap Observatory
More information on this Spring's program.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Topics: Orientation to RASC Toronto Centre activities, facilities and all perks and “Astronomy on a budget”
Location: David Dunlap Observatory

David Dunlap Observatory

David Dunlap Observatory

The David Dunlap Observatory is home to the largest optical telescope on Canadian soil with a primary mirror measuring more than 1.88 metres (74 inches) in diameter.

Constructed in the 1930s, the Observatory is located in the heart of Richmond Hill, Ontario. The dome building is 18.6 metres (61 feet) in diameter and the rotating dome weighs 73 metric tons. The telescope itself weighs 21 metric tons (without its primary mirror).