Group Bookings

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Youth Service Groups (Guides, etc.)

This evening program is primarily intended for youth service groups wishing to satisfy age-appropriate merit badge requirements for Astronomy, Space Science or other Astronomy-related outdoor components.  Participants learn about astronomy and space exploration and will be taught to find their way around the nighttime sky. The program includes a visit to see and learn about the 74” telescope. This program supports requirements for Science as laid out in the Ontario Schools Curriculum. Participants leave with a craft project as appropriate for their age group.

School Groups

This daytime program is offered most weekdays, consisting of an illustrated talk and discussion, and a demonstration of the 74” telescope. This program is designed to meet Grade 3, 6 and 9 Ontario Curriculum requirements for Earth and Space, Science, and Astronomy units at those grade levels in both the academic and applied streams. The Program can be tailored to other grade levels and specific content.

Special Interest Groups

This program is intended for community groups interested in learning about the Observatory’s history & research highlights and can include a discussion about recent celestial events and discoveries, all explained in simple language.


To book any one of these programs, please use the online DDO group booking request form, provided by the City of Richmond Hill.