Physics Observatory Telescope

Physics Observatory Telescope

Physics Observatory Telescope
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Tour includes a presentation and private viewing in the observatory. Typical objects that are visible include Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, the Moon and various other objects like Messier objects. Photos can be taken using the telescope with any Canon SLR camera. Recommend 8 people or less but not a firm rule.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Steve D
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Great way to spend a Summer's evening in a classroom like no other bringing you closer to the Stars!
Written August 6, 2019
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Hayley K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Thanks for the tour Andrew. Great viewing and very inspirational to see our solar system closer up!!
Written August 24, 2017
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Gosia K
Guelph, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
WOW!!! what an amazing experience. We learned and saw so much on our tour. Truly inspiring. Our host, Scott, was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and approachable. Great with kids, and knew how to involve them. My 9 year old boys really enjoyed this experience. Thank you Scott! We will definitely recommend the observatory to our friends and family.
Written August 2, 2017
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lisamtravels003
East Gwillimbury, Canada114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
After googling things to do in Guelph this caught my eye right away. After emailing Andrew some questions I knew this was going to be a great thing to do with my kids - aged 11 and 13. Andrew was awesome to deal with and I was so excited to surprise my kids with this. The day we were scheduled we weren't sure if the weather was going to work in our favor or not, but I did end up receiving an email from Andrew saying the forecast looked good and that his colleague Eamonn would be doing the tour with us. I had problems finding the place but he came out looking for us. He was very friendly and welcoming and you could tell he was very passionate about sharing this experience with us. The kids absolutely loved it, as did I. It was so educational and unusual, and Eamonn was so knowledgeable. We got to see saturn which was so cool! Exploring the night sky is something we would definitely do again and I recommend it to anyone going to Guelph, and it was definitely great value for the money.
Written July 22, 2017
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Chris P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
Amazing evening!
Host Andrew gave an excellent tour. We will definitely be back.

Pro-tip. Take your tour host out for a meal and a drink beforehand to get your questions answered and learn about their thesis/projects. Grad students gotta eat.

Nice to see my alma mater and to hear the First-aid response team I started 27? Years ago is still running. Also that the cannon still gets regular painting.

Cheers
Written May 17, 2017
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Synthetic_Visualz
Guelph2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
I took my wife to the University of Guelph Observatory for a surprise date night. We had a great experience with our tour guide Andrew stargazing. He was very knowledgable and personable as we discussed the different Messier objects as well the visible planets. The visual tour was well planned out and the time just seemed to fly by. This is definitely one of those hidden gems found right in the City of Guelph. It was easy to find the on the University campus located right next to the University Centre.

I would highly recommend this great place to anyone, whether it be for a night out with a loved one, a group of friends or the whole family.

Just a note to wear comfortable footwear as you will be standing the whole time and you will have to walk up 2 flights of stairs to access the Observatory on the roof of the MacNaughton Building.
Written May 12, 2017
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NEB905
Ontario, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
Our family visited on a Friday evening and had a wonderful time learning and exploring the night sky. Scott was incredibly patient as he answered all of our questions and incredibly informative as he shared his knowledge with us. Saturn's rings, the space station, different galaxies and the moon were all visible to us and made for a wonderful evening!
Planning on visiting again in the spring!
Written October 15, 2016
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bsbstacey
Kitchener, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
I took my husband for his birthday last year and it was amazing!! Scott is very knowledgeable and did a great job explaining everything that we were looking at! I highly recommend this experience and I can't wait to go back again hopefully soon!!
Written September 25, 2016
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Bill K
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
We visited with our kids (4,6,8) and had a lot of fun using the telescope to see what's in the night sky. Our guide (Scott) was excellent and his enthusiasm was infectious. He went out of his way to make our experience an excellent one.
Written August 19, 2016
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David M
Cobourg, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
We visited the Observatory with our two boys aged 8 & 10 and we all loved the experience. We got to see Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, a few stars that are out of sight, a nebula (my favorite) and the moon. Scott did an awesome job explaining things with a easy perspective and got the kids involved throughout the night.

The main two factors that may impact your visit that are out of the staff control are the visibility (clouds, smokes, etc.) and the positioning of the planets, stars, moon, etc.

I strongly suggest you contact them beforehand to get an idea of what you should expect to see on a specific night. They will also assist as to where to park and where to meet.
Written July 25, 2016
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