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The York University observatory welcomes public interest and highly promotes the field of astronomy to those who are interested. Their public viewing program runs all year round and is popular with the local and visiting communities. On public viewing nights, visitors are able to observe selected celestial objects in the presence of friendly staff, in addition to engaging in various on-hand presentations. The observatory is open regardless of weather conditions, even though viewing through the telescope is limited to clear skies. If it’s cloudy, drop in for a slide show and a tour featuring both of their telescopes.

Address: 405 Petrie Science Building, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario
Opening hours: Oct-Mar Wed 7:30pm – 9:30pm; Apr-Sep Wed 7pm – 11pm
Direction: TTC from Downsview Station & Sheppard Station take 196 York University Rocket / 106 York Unviersity / 107 B&C Keele North; from Finch Station take Steeles 60C; from Jane STation take Jane 35E; from Keele Station take Keele 41
Phone: +1 (416) 736-2100 x77773
Website: astronomy.blog.yorku.ca/tour-request/join-us-wednesday

Photo credit: Alessandro Sandrucci (Flickr CC)