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Muhammad.Ahmad

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David Dunlap Observatory Tour
« on: April 23, 2019, 10:12:36 AM »
David Dunlap Observatory Tour

Friday, June 21, 2019, 9 - 11 pm (gates open 8:30 pm)

123 Hillsview Dr, Richmond Hill, ON  L4C 1T3


"In 1932, Jessie Donalda Dunlap bought the Marsh farmstead for $28,000 and donated it to the University of Toronto as a memorial to her husband whod amassed a fortune in mining and gold but held a passion for astronomy. The U of Ts downtown observatory could no longer function due to light pollution and the land was perfectly perched on a hill north of the city. By 1935, the dome, housing a 74-inch reflector telescope, administration building with three smaller telescope domes were completed. It was the second largest telescope in the world and a leader in Canadian astronomical research, achieving advances in radio astronomy and the first direct evidence that Cygnus X-1 was a black hole."
Source: YorkRegion.com

History and Future of the David Dunlap Observatory
Building tours including historic science demonstrations
  • Photographic copy of the original Palomar Sky Survey
  • Photographic Spectroscopy
  • Photon-counting Photoelectric Photometry
  • Tom Bolton's discovery plates of Cygnus X-1
Visit to the Great 74-inch Telescope
  • The largest optical telescope in Canada
  • Viewing through it if weather permits
This tour is open to RASC Hamilton members, family and friends.

Cost is $10 per person. Limited to 50 people.
Buy tickets at our June 6th meeting. Cash only!
Questions? Contact president@hamiltonrasc.ca

Participants are to arrange their own transportation.
You may discuss carpool options with others in this thread.
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Muhammad.Ahmad

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Re: David Dunlap Observatory Tour
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2019, 07:18:16 PM »
Unfortunately, our PayPal account still has technical problems.

You may buy tickets at our June 6th meeting. Cash only!

Cost is $10 per person. Limited to 50 people.

Questions? Contact president@hamiltonrasc.ca

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Re: David Dunlap Observatory Tour
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2019, 12:16:04 PM »
Any chance we could try to organize a group photo outside the observatory prior to the tour?
Cant wait to see everyone Friday night, fingers crossed the weatherman is right and we have clear skies.