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Address: 123 Hillsview Dr, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 1T3, Canada
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A View of the Heavens

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 December 2016
mccleary2015
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 may be vistiting you from out of town.

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Thornhill, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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. The observatory is still there and you can go on certain nights they have it... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 perspective. It really is quite something to see. The building is majestic and if you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 a chance to look through the telescope. Definitely worth going to but maybe not a... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 observations.

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astroKaren, Front Office Manager at David Dunlap Observatory, responded to this review

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! More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

The David Dunlap Observatory is well worth a visit. I've been three times. Always worth another visit. Staff and presentation was always insightful and I always learned something interesting.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Astronomers dream in the heart of Richmond Hill shouldn't be missed for anyone wanting a very cool experience.

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Vaughan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

You will not believe that in the heart of Richmond Hill you can find this great star observatory. While it does not have a very large telescope - it is big enough to see what you cannot see by yourself. The staff is great - very warm and welcoming. Real treat for all astronomy geeks and for anyone that lifts... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

I knew about existence of the Observatory long time ago. But did not know that they open for some public events and lectures. My daughter bought us $10 tickets. The lecture was set in a historic Hall with the portraits of David Dunlap and his wife who established the Observatory back in 1930. Biggest telescope was built in England and... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

We have gone here twice now and have had a great experience every time. The star talks are always extremely interesting and the staff and volunteers really care about what they are doing. They split us into two groups the last time we went which was good because it gave us more time with the telescopes and less time waiting... More 

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