Allan I. Carswell Observatory opens its doors 

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On May 25, the Allan I. Carswell Astronomical Observatory is welcoming members of the York University community and the public as part of Doors Open Toronto, a weekend-long initiative where significant locations and landmarks are made accessible to members of the Greater Toronto Area.

For Doors Open, members of the community and the public are invited to tour the Observatory, which is home to the largest telescope on any Canadian university campus and is a regular resource for students, faculty, and volunteers for research and astronomy outreach.

Those who come will have the opportunity to see projected images, the telescopes and the observatory itself. The tour will also include a Q-and-A, a photo booth and a chance to meet astronomy students. 

The Observatory’s participation in Open Doors builds on its dedication to making itself accessible. That dedication includes initiatives like online public viewing chat sessions and radio show broadcasts every Monday night, livestreamed presentations on Wednesday nights, as well as in-person and virtual tours.

All are invited to visit the Observatory during Doors Open in Room 446, Petrie Science & Engineering Building on York’s Keele Campus.