Deep Sky Eye Observatory
Have you seen the Milky Way? The Rings of Saturn? The spiral arms of distant galaxies? Come and discover the night sky the way it was meant to be seen. Located only 24 minutes from Yarmouth, in North America's first certified Starlight Tourist Destination as designated by the Starlight Foundation the Deep Sky Eye Observatory has both a outdoor viewing platform and an indoor 9 foot dome that houses a Celestron 14" Edge HD telescope on a CGE Pro mount. Coupled with dark skies, it allows us to peer into deep space, providing an unforgettable experience! Bring along your camera/smartphone, attach it to the telescope and snap a picture of the Moon or planets.
What You Can Expect
Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours
Maximum capacity: 16 people
Cost: $30-$55 CDN
Recommended age: 6+
Introduction: 20 minutes
The night sky: 30-40 minutes
Telescope: 30-60 minutes
338 Frotten Rd., Quinan
T: (902) 648-2723
Ticket types (General & Child) must be purchased separately.
Once payment is complete you will receive a confirmation email. The email will also include instructions on how to Cancel/Reschedule your appointment.
All prices include applicable tax (HST 15%)
Payment in full is required at the time of booking.
Refunds will be issued up to 5:00pm the day of the experience.
Deposit is non-refundable for no-shows and cancellations after 5:00pm the day of the event.
We accept cash and all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)
To get the most out of this experience please visit the following website, https://starchartar.com and download the “Star Chart AR” app on your smartphone. You will recieve and activation code when you arrive for the experience. If you DO NOT have a compatible smartphone please let us know at the time of booking.
Group Rates: Special discounted rates are available for non-profit, school groups and will be handled on a case by case basis. Please contact us for more details.
Private Experience - If you would like have a private experience. The observatory can be reserved for $100 per person.
GPS Location: 43.913293, -65.801112
If the skies are cloudy during your visit you have two choices:
Instead of using the telescope, we offer the 3D tour of the solar system using the National Geographic Night Sky Odyssey headset. Standard rates apply.
Reschedule/Cancel your booking, at no cost on or before 5:00pm the day of the experience.
In the event of rain or other extreme weather, the event will be cancelled and tickets will be refunded.