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Dark Night, Starlight Open House at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

November 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm MST

$30

Animals and humans need dark skies. Join the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO) at the Dark Night, Starlight open house, where University of Calgary bat expert Robert Barclay will share his research and the impacts of urbanization on bat populations in Alberta. Conserving the wilderness of the night sky is a priority for the RAO and our partners in the Foothills and the Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area. Join us in embracing the dark night sky with talks, displays and games. The evening will kick off with a history minute honouring 150 years of night skies in Canada, then a presentation on what’s up in the sky by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Calgary Centre.

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

Under the clear, dark sky conditions the constellation Cassiopeia, queen of the northern sky, is visible under a sliver of a moon.

Learn more about the RAO online at http://www.ucalgary.ca/rao/

Details

Date:
November 25, 2017
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm MST
Cost:
$30
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Venue

Rothney Astrophysical Observatory
2.4km south of Hwy 22 & Hwy 22X interchange
Calgary, AB Canada
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