Established in 1974, it has grown to serve as the focal point for the club’s numerous and diverse astronomical activities. Consisting of two purpose built buildings, the observatory enables members to observe, photograph, measure or simply enjoy the spectacular wonders of the sky.
The larger Leslie V. Powis building serves as a meeting place and houses the Centre’s comprehensive astronomical library, and museum. It is equipped with a small weather station and as well as a comprehensive security and video surveillance system monitoring the observatory grounds.
The Chilton Building has a roll off roof and is a versatile building with AC power and houses numerous scopes, including the Trillium 16″ Ritchey Cretien telescope, a 17.5″ Dobsonian and other portable telescopes.
Visiting the Observatory
The club has recently started a Friday Night Sights program, where every Friday (weather permitting) during the warmer months of the year, open the observatory to guests and members. For more information, see the Friday Night Sights page.
From Hamilton, Oakville and Burlington
576 Concession 7 East, Flamborough
Take Highway 6 North from Hamilton. Take Concession 7 East eastbound, cross Centre Road. Continue on 7E, keep going past railroad tracks, to near end. Observatory driveway is on the right just before the stop sign.
From Mississauga or Milton. Britannia Road past Highway 25, Guelph Line, Cedar Springs Road to End. South 1 Block on Milborough Townline to Concession 7 East. Our gate is on the south side of the last lot (south west).
Latitude 43° 23′ 25″ N Longitude 79° 55′ 21″ W