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Milky Way Nights at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, Friday Sept. 6

This is the second of three nights of stargazing (weather permitting) from a reasonably dark site. Hours: 10 pm to 2 am each night.

You are invited to the RAO to observe next to our research scientists. The darkness will help us key in on distant faint objects and provide opportunities for deep sky viewing. In the sky star clusters, nebulas and the Andromeda Galaxy will be visible as well as planets Venus and Saturn.

Our observing terrace features an array of telescopes operated by University of Calgary astronomers and by members of the Royal Astronomical Society, Calgary Centre, and the TELUS Spark Science Centre.

We’ll have our telescopes operating and astronomers on hand to answer questions.

This is primarily an outdoor event, so bring your binoculars, lawn chair and dress for the weather.

Admission: Donation to RAO educational programming, cash only

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  • Roland D.

    I'm still under the weather, so won't attend tonight's event. Before you go, check the all sky web cam on the RAO web site, to see if it's clear.

    September 6, 2013

  • Veronica R.

    Sorry to insist can anybody give me a ride? I can offer some $ for gas.

    September 2, 2013

    • Shabrina

      I can give u ride. Where u in Calgary?

      1 · September 6, 2013

    • Veronica R.

      Dear Shabrina, thank you for the offer. I cancelled this meet up as I did not get a reply earlier. I made other plans for tonight. I hope I will meet you in another occasion. However, thank you again, very generous of your part.

      September 6, 2013

  • Veronica R.

    I am very new at this. Where is the Observatory and anyone offering to carpool, and cost. Thank you.

    August 31, 2013

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