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Take a Road Trip to the Universe

September 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm MDT


Take a car ride out to the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO) in search of the very far, very small, or very vast. In this hands-on exploratory evening you can stroll through the quantum space garden, discuss matter and antimatter, explore the impossibly tiny, and then step outside to observe the immensity of space! Featuring talks, telescopes and an escape from the city, this Road Trip to the Universe is astronomically fun! Physicist Dr. Tim Friesen will give a fascinating presentation on his work with the Alpha Experiment on antihydrogen atoms at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

The open house will feature access to 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.


September 20, 2019
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm MDT
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Rothney Astrophysical Observatory
2.4km south of Hwy 22 & Hwy 22X interchange
Calgary, AB Canada
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