Chasing Dark Skies

October 1, 2020

October 1, 2020

Free Virtual event



Events Description

The telescopes need dark and clear skies to see stars, planets, nebulas and galaxies. Watch our website and follow our social media. We will be analyzing the weather forecasts and if it is clear the RAO will live stream telescope images.

The virtual event occurs on only one of these three evenings, October 1, 2, or 3rd. So be sure to watch for updates. Once we confirm clear conditions the RAO will let you know when we go Live!

What will you see? When the clouds are gone the RAO telescopes and cameras are able to see objects much fainter than the human eye. Targets for RAO-Live will include distant galaxies, globular and open clusters in the Milky Way, and other interesting faint objects. Visible planets are Jupiter and Saturn. You will be able to make requests and ask questions using the Guest Chat feature of the stream. RAO students and astronomers will be your tour guides describing targets and relaying fun facts.

Prior to October 1st, if you have any big questions about what the RAO is studying or about the observatory, please email us your questions. Maybe your questions will be answered during RAO-Live.

Who is it for?

All ages



Tickets: Free virtual event

You are welcome to make a donation to the RAO to support our programs and research.

How to get tickets?

Buy Online


Date & Time: October 1/2/3, 2020 | 8:00pm11:00pmMDT

(First clear night of these three – One Night Only)


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