The York University Observatory is home to a 60cm Cassegrain reflector and a 40cm Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope. With an enthusiastic team led by Professor Paul Delaney (Director of the Observatory), the observatory engages in scientific research, education and promote public engagement. As part of our outreach we hold Public Viewing nights every Wednesday where astronomy enthusiast are encouraged to join us for a night of exploring the heavens. The sessions are free, but donations are kindly accepted. The observatory is accessible through the Petrie Science Building (Northwest corner, 3rd floor).
October-March 7:30pm – 9:30pm
April-September 9:00pm – 11:00pm
The Observatory also hosts an Online Public Viewing each Monday, where we broadcast live feeds from our telescopes and stunning archived images taken at the observatory. There is a live chat where participants will be able to observe the night sky and have their astronomy questions answered all from the comfort of their home.
October-March 8:30pm – 10:00pm
April-September 9:00pm – 10:30pm
York Universe Radio broadcasts live every Monday night in conjunction with Online Public Viewing. Hosted by members of the observing team, the show includes interviews and discussions about astronomy and space science at York, in Canada, and around the world. Tune in every Monday from 9:00-10:00pm EST www.astronomy.fm