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Astronomy Resources

Explore the world of astronomy equipment, software and educational facilities and resources.

Here is a list of astronomy resources across Canada that offer equipment, software and educational resources useful for the amateur astronomer.

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Starlight Theatre
Now on DVD! Can your students recognize the Big Dipper? Unlike textbooks, our pads of easy to use star maps and videotapes bring the sky into the classroom. There’s more for astronomers too.
Toll Free: 1-800-278-2032

Ontario Planetarium
The Ontario Planetarium is an innovative new way to bring world-class space and science shows to your school, library, mall, seniors residence, resort, youth group meeting, private event, or any other educational or “edutaining” event throughout Ontario.


Starry Night
Starry Night: The World’s Most Realistic Astronomy Software
Toll Free: 1-877-290-8256

Home Observatories

SkyShed POD
Personal Observatory Domes
Shallow Lake, Ontario


Long Point Eco-Adventures & Observatory
Canada’s Leading Public Dark Skies Observatory!
GPS Coordinates: N Lat. 42.41.57./7, Long.
1730 Front Rd., St. Williams, Ontario (near Port Dover)
Toll Free: 1-877-743-8687

Telescopes & Binoculars

British Columbia

Markarian Fine Optics
1481 Kingsway, Vancouver


All-Star Telescope
Western Canada’s well-stocked supplier of Tele Vue, Celestron, Sky-Watcher, Pentax and Antares equipment. Shop in person with 30+ scopes on display, by phone or with our secure online ordering. Thirty minutes north of Calgary.
31020 Hwy 2A, Didsbury Alberta
Toll Free: 1-866-310-8844


Durham Skies Astronomy & Birding
Durham Skies is pleased to provide products, services, inspiration and enthusiasm to astronomers and birders of all levels. We believe in honesty, fairness and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction.
1410 Bayly St Unit 5A Pickering, Ontario
Toll Free: 1-855-566-5687

Focus Scientific
Over 35 years of experience selling and servicing telescopes, binoculars and microscopes. Many popular items on our web store by Antares, Baader, Celestron, Kendrick, Kowa, Orion, Meade, Motic, Nikon, Sky-Watcher, Swarovski, Tele Vue, Zeiss and more.
911 Carling Ave Ottawa Ontario
Toll Free: 1-877-815-1350

Kendrick Astro Instruments
Anti-fog and cold environment solutions for astronomical, photographic, medical and scientific optics and electronics.
36 Cawthra Ave Toronto Ontario
Toll Free: 1-800-393-5456

Khan Scope Centre
Canada’s telescope experts. Over 35 years of serving amateur astronomers. Knowledgeable staff, Meade, Celestron, Tele Vue, William Optics, and many others. New and used equipment, service and repairs to most brands of telescopes & binoculars. We ship Canada-Wide. Visit our showroom with over 70 telescopes on display.
3243 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario
Toll Free: 1-800-580-7160 or local 416 783 4140

MallinCam/Pro-Com Electronics
Authority in video astronomy since 1985.
56-5450 Canotek Road, Ottawa, Ontario


Lire La Nature / Astronomie Plus
Chez Lire la Nature & Astronomie Plus notre accueil est professionnel car nous sommes des passionnés d’astronomie et de sciences nature, ceci depuis 1988, et nous misons sur les conseils pratiques, le service personnalisé ainsi que sur les prix compétitifs.
373 Gentilly Ouest Longueuil Quebec
Sans frais: 1-888-540-0444

La Maison de l’Astronomie
8074 rue St-Hubert, Montreal, Quebec

Nova Scotia

Atlantic Photo Supply (Dartmouth & Halifax)
Atlantic Photo Supply sells a broad selection of telescopes by Celestron and SkyWatcher and digital cameras by Nikon, Canon, Pentax and Leica.
202 Brownlow Ave. Unit CCF, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
1-902-423-6724 ex.t 1
1535 Dresden Row, Halifax Nova Scotia
1-902-423-6724 ext 2

Newfoundland & Labrador

Newfoundland Camera Imaging
25 Rowan St St. John’s NL A1B 2X2

Astronomy cameras and software

Diffraction Limited
Diffraction Limited’s products include SBIG astronomical imaging cameras and accessories, MaxIm DL Pro imaging software, MaxPoint telescope pointing software, MaxDome observatory dome control systems, and the Boltwood Cloud Sensor II. All can be ordered through the web store or astronomy retailers.
59 Grenfell Crescent, Unit B, Ottawa

Online-only retailers

Ontario Telescope and Accessories
Ontario Telescope and Accessories is an online destination for hobbyists and astronomers that are looking for new equipment. Authorized dealers for iOptron, Lumicon, Explore Scientific, Antares, and other high quality manufacturers.

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