The Madawaska Highlands Observatory will provide an extraordinary
experience to visitors of all ages, experiencing first hand our
place in this grand universe like no other facility. The Observatory
is designed to be a truly rich and inspirational educational experience
for young minds, a highly prized destination, and a unique setting
for special events.
Our main objective at the Madawaska Highlands Observatory is the
experience. An experience that is profound, moving, and even monumental.
This is at the very core of what we are. The apex of that experience
at the Observatory is viewing through the giant eye, that has
been fined tuned, perfected and optimized for the ultimate viewing
of the universe. Using advanced technology, and a very deep understanding
of all the components, the hardware appears all but ancillary
in itself, as if it wasnt there. Nothing about the Madawaska
Experience is intellectual, superficial or a façade,
it is deep and profound. This is our place in the universe, this
is where we are, this is what we are.
Set amidst the spectacular Madawaska Highlands of Ontario, in
the centre of Canadas Cottage Country, the location is surrounded
by thousands of acres of protected Crown land and a panoramic
view of the Madawaska River Valley from a four-hundred and fifty
metre plateau; it is a truly Canadian landscape in the spirit
of the famous Group of Seven Painters.
As a destination, the Madawaska Highlands Observatory is unrivaled
anywhere in the world, where visitors can experience a night sky
without a hint of light pollution, explore the universe with the
Giant Eye and the Big Eye and enjoy our state-of-the-art Visitors
Centre, which will be the largest commercial off-grid building
in North America, tour our exhibit/display hall, visit the most
powerful telescope in Canada and be amazed by our world-class
The Madawaska Highlands Observatory will become the high point
in the K-12 school outing for millions of students in Ontario
and Québec. It addresses the urgent demand for economic
development and job creation in the region, while providing a
national and special events destination. This is achieved through
the offering of a unique facility, built on a powerful and in
depth business model and a multi-mode revenue stream utilizing
years of research and empirical data, thus returning an excellent
return-on-investment to its shareholders.
The Madawaska Highlands Observatory will host the most powerful
telescope in Canada, available to the global scientific community.
The Wide-Field-Telescope will make important scientific discoveries,
visitors will be able to visit the telescope and see firsthand
the cutting edge research being conducted.
The Visitors Centre with its many amenities, is a perfect venue
for wedding receptions and ceremonies, business meetings, team
building, corporate retreats, AGMs, council meetings, workshops,
birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, receptions, theatre
productions, state-of-the-art presentations, exhibitions and other
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with the worlds' most powerful public telescopes.
WFT will produce the best wide-field images in the world.
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