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David Dunlap Observatory

123 Hillsview Dr, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 1T3, Canada
+1 905-883-0174
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David Dunlap Observatory Park

The Park is located off of 16th Ave and is separated from the Observatory by a fence. Its kind of... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Topher E
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Ontario, Canada
Going Going - Almost Gone

A once beloved place to view the stars, the Observatory is now bought out by the Metrus Group who... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Trudy M
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31 Aug 2017
“David Dunlap Observatory Park”
20 Jun 2017
“Going Going - Almost Gone”
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123 Hillsview Dr, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 1T3, Canada
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+1 905-883-0174
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

The Park is located off of 16th Ave and is separated from the Observatory by a fence. Its kind of hidden behind the Elvis Stojko Arena but its an interesting quiet and "hidden" place. The park has model of the solar system and its quite...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

A once beloved place to view the stars, the Observatory is now bought out by the Metrus Group who are building on 40 hectares of greenspace. The telescope will stay apparently. Where there was once many trees and beautiful wildlife, in a blink of an...More

11  Thank Trudy M
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

This place sadly needs a lot of professional guidance, up keep, and a stated purpose on what it is trying to educate.

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astroKaren, Public Relations Manager at David Dunlap Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Unfortunately the observatory has sat empty since last August while we wait for the town of Richmond Hill to make decisions on its future operations. Please consider providing a review when the site is operational.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

It was a most interesting visit. We got to see the vacuum chamber used to re-coat the mirror and behind the scenes on how they get equipment up and down. We also visited the library and the workshop. All in all a great tour of...More

1  Thank Ersin5
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Nice and educated staff will take time to explain and guide you. Bring kids if they can be quiet for 1 hour or so.

1  Thank White B
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

The Dunlap Observatory has an interesting history; it costs little to get there and to enjoy the night. The grounds are gorgeous and a great place to picnic or just stroll around. A great place to take the family, a date, or some folks that...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I remember going here as a child on starry nights, as a teenager and even in the many years that have recently past. But to drive by now and see the land and what they have done, is crazy!! A large forest completely wiped out....More

Thank Mellyjd
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Those who live in the Richmond Hill area have no doubt heard and read about all the development battles in this area - to the point of media fatigue I'm sure. BUT - once you actually go to the property it gives a completely new...More

1  Thank Patrick H
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Reviewed 14 May 2016

This place is worth checking out if you have never been here before. They often feature different speakers each week in the summer to talk about astronomy. Even if listening to the speakers is not your thing, you get a tour of the facility and...More

3  Thank Sherif S
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

Old observatory but well maintained. Nice volunteer staff explain in detail about the observatory history. Guide you well to sky watching and create intrest in astronomy. Very educative and intersting place to visit. Lot of staff watching with telescopes and allow to see their planet...More

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astroKaren, Front Office Manager at David Dunlap Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2016

Thanks so much for your kind words. We hope you'll be back to visit us again this year. Our 2016 schedule begins on May 14 and we're hoping for a summer of clear skies!

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Emonika2
13 October 2016|
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Response from Mellyjd | Reviewed this property |
I think they only do special nights like meteor showers and such. Well they used to. Haven't seen them open in a long time. It's such a shame.
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dnsel
20 July 2016|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
They have a summer schedule via ticket sales Try their web site No websites allowed in answers here :/ their site is with theddo and a Canadian domain check under schedule
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