Fort Smith Star Park and Observatory
Fort Smith, NWT (Canada)
TAWBAS is currently working to put the final touches on the development of the Fort Smith Star Park located near the Fort Smith airport.
The Park's primary amenity is the Roll-Off Roof Observatory and will soon also include, reclined viewing benches and a telescope/photography pad.
The Observatory is now functional and we will be posting our operating schedule soon (as part of this web-page). Installation of the other Star Park site amenities including power to the observatory, the reclined bench seating and photography pad will take place in the Spring of 2018.
If you would like to become involved (volunteer) we are looking for assistance with finishing construction, landscaping and other tasks required for site development.
TAWBAS is entertaining offers of sponsorship of this project as well as sources of funding to assist with the ongoing operation and maintenance of the Fort Smith Star Park and Observatory..
For more Information contact Mike Couvrette at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-867-872-0243
Roll-Off Roof Observatory
The Roll-Off Roof Observatory building is 12' wide by 28' long and is divided into two sections. The observing area is 12' by 16' and has two permanent telescope piers, the walls are roughly 6' high allowing excellent viewing of most of the sky while protecting you from the wind. There is also a 12' by 12' control and warming room.
The primary telescope we have for observing is;
Celestron CGEM-DX 1100 HD (11" Schmidt-Cassegrain)
Our secondary scope is;
Sky-Watcher Black Diamond ED80-OTA (apochromatic refractor).
Both scopes are fully accessorized for astro-photography.
Observatory Location: 60.0279 N / -111.9337 W