The Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO)

This web site is intended to provide technical information for visiting observers at the DAO as well as research scientists considering applying for observing time on one of the Observatory's telescopes. More general information about the Observatory for the general public can be found on HIA's web site. Please visit the Centre of the Universe web page for information on public activities at the Observatory.

New visitors to this site should view the Site Map under the "DAO Facilities" menu to help with navigation.

DAO telescope users are requested to acknowledge the use of the DAO facilities in their publications.
The preferred form is a footnote to the author's byline, such as:
*Guest investigator, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics,
National Research Council of Canada.