Canada’s largest telescope returns
The David Dunlap Observatory officially opened on May 31, 1935. At the time, it housed the second largest telescope in the world. Today it still remains the largest in Canada. Property of the University of Toronto from its founding to 2008, the observatory was instrumental in a number of significant astronomical discoveries during this period, from identifying black holes to tracking the celestial motions of the North Star, Polaris. After some years as a public observatory under the ownership of Corsica Developments Corp., the 10 acre destination park finally resumes its educational programming in June, offering lectures and stargazing nights, as well as summer camps for kids.
The dome was constructed in England and shipped to Canada.