York University Allan I. Carswell Observatory

York University Allan I. Carswell Observatory

Year-round weekly programming:

Monday nights: York Universe and Online Public Viewing

York Universe is an Astronomy and Astrophysics radio show produced live every Monday at 9:00pm Eastern time. The radio program is broadcast in concert with the observatory’s live online public viewing experience, featuring live telescope feeds, archived images, and interactive chat.

Wednesday nights: Public Viewing

The observatory welcomes public interest and highly promotes the field of astronomy to those who are interested. Our public viewing program runs all year round and is popular with the local and visiting communities. On public viewing nights, visitors are able to observe selected celestial objects in the presence of friendly staff, in addition to engaging in various on-hand presentations. The public viewing is open regardless of weather conditions, even though viewing through the telescope is limited to clear skies. If it’s cloudy, drop in for a slide show and a tour featuring both of our telescopes.

Click here for more information about the new one-metre telescope.