Canada’s largest tele­scope re­turns

Thornhill Post - - News -

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.

A LONG JOUR­NEY

The dome was con­structed in Eng­land and shipped to Canada.

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