Milky Way Nights July

July 25, 2019

July 27, 2019

Donation to the RAO

Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, 210 Avenue W, Hwy 22 S, Foothills No. 31



Events Description

The Observatory opens its doors to stargazers to participate in July Milky Way Nights

You are invited to join our researchers to observe the dark night sky and gaze at the Milky Way for three evenings in July and August. The dark sky conditions on July 25, 26, 27 are perfect for viewing planetary nebula, globular clusters and distant galaxies. Saturn and Jupiter will all be visible for a spectacular display. Each evening we will offer a sky tour outside on our viewing terrace and point out some of the highlights of the summer sky. Milky Way Nights are special evenings at the observatory dedicated to solely observing the night sky. There will be an array of telescopes operated by University of Calgary astronomers and members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Calgary Centre. You will have the opportunity to look through the telescopes, and astronomers will be on hand to answer questions.

In the sky – Saturn and Jupiter will spin through the southern sky, while the Eagle Aquila soars overhead.

Who is it for?


Tickets : All proceeds to the RAO public programs
How to get tickets?

At the door: cash, credit, debit


Date & Time: JULY 25 TO 27, 2019

Drop in event, arrive anytime between 10 PM and 2 AM

Venue: Rothney Astrophysical Observatory 210 Avenue W, Hwy 22 S T0L 1W0, Canada, Foothills No. 31, AB

Free Parking
Public transport not accessible

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