University of Calgary

Astrophysics on the Cutting Edge

Submitted by jihowse on Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:09pm.
May 9 2015 - 8:00pm
May 9 2015 - 11:00pm
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Speaker: 
Physics Students
Location: 
Rothney Astrophysical Observatory
RAO Open House

In the sky – March of the planets across the sky, throughout the night Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will be visible.

The open house event will also feature access to an array of telescopes operated by University of Calgary astronomers and members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Calgary Centre.  Attendees will have the opportunity to look through the telescopes and Astronomers will be on hand to answer questions.

Entrance fee: $20 per car or $10 per person

*all proceeds go towards our educational programming.

No need to pre-register

Sky viewing is out of doors, so please dress for the weather.  You are welcome to bring a flashlight (red or dim is preferred).

If the sky is cloudy then we will not be able to operate the telescopes. Watch the RAO website for sky conditions and updates.