Amazing Skies Open House at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

Saturday September 28
8pm to 11pm
Join for a unique perspective of the sky night with world-renowned astrophotographer, Alan Dyer Alan takes the opportunity as often as possible to visit the southern hemisphere to pursue both observing and photography under southern skies. His other obsession, eclipse chasing, has taken him to every continent, chalking up 15 total solar eclipses. Throughout his travels he has captured incredible images and will share them along with his experiences with astronomy in the southern hemisphere.

In the sky – The mighty Hercules will be directly overhead.

The RAO’s observing terrace features an array of telescopes operated by University of Calgary astronomers and by members of the Royal Astronomical Society. Telescopes will be operating and astronomers will be on hand to answer questions. We will kick off the evening with a presentation on what’s up the sky.

No need to pre-register

Entrance Fee: $20 per car OR $10 per person, all proceeds to Rothney Astrophysical Observatory educational programming

Use the map on the RAO website, as the Google map that Meetup links to is usually corrupted.

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  • Michael

    It was a great time and great people

    October 1, 2013

  • Doug T.

    Great event, just too bad the sky didn't cooperate.

    September 29, 2013

  • Victor B.

    Nice talks and pretty good skies. We were able to see a lot of stuff up there

    September 29, 2013

  • Carol R.

    cannot come Madame Butterfly awaits

    2 · September 27, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    I live in Mt. Pleasant, which is near SAIT.

    September 25, 2013

  • Victor B.

    Hi Elizabeth,

    We are coming from every corner of the city! Where are you located? Maybe there is someone driving from/through your area ;)

    September 24, 2013

  • Elizabeth


    Is there anyone else that I could get a ride with? Thanks.

    September 24, 2013

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