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“Park-like setting...for now” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of David Dunlap Observatory

David Dunlap Observatory
Cornwall, Canada
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411 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“Park-like setting...for now”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

There is a lot of hub-bub about the re-development of this place, but for now its a pleasant park-like setting, suited for a stroll or a bike ride. The observatory is photographic as there was a wedding party there taking photos.

Visited May 2013
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Barrie, Canada
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“What a great experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

Having recently taken up some amateur astronomy I was really excited to learn that tucked away in an unassuming corner of Richmond Hill was the largest observatory in Canada. The David Dunlap is part of the The University of Toronto's Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Public viewing nights are offered most Saturday nights during the summer months, which I was lucky enough to attend. After a really interesting lecture or "Star Talk" as they call them we were given a change to view Saturn (plus some of its moons) through the big telescope. Wow! Just really blew my mind! So glad that people in the GTA have a chance to experience this right in their backyard. Public viewing nights are run by volunteers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. They provided me with lots of excellent information about their organization and let me and the rest of the attendees view stars, planets, etc through their telescopes. Can’t recommend highly enough. If you have even a slight interest in astronomy the David Dunlap is a must experience.

Visited July 2012
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