2020 Open House and Milky Way Nights Schedule

Open House and Milky Way Night Events

February 1 - Mythology and the Cosmos

March 21 – Radio Astronomy Open House

April 18 - Astrophysics on the Cutting Edge’ Open House

May 9 – How to Astronomy Open House

July 23, 24, 25 and August 13, 14, 15 Milky Way Nights, Late night observing for the public (10 p.m. to 2 a.m.)

September 18 Beakerhead at the RAO (7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m)

October 17 – Science Fiction Open House

November 14 - Dark Night Starlight Open House

***Open House - Gates open at 8:00pm and the event runs until 11:00pm Admission $30 (all proceeds go towards Rothney Astrophysical Observatory educational programs) The RAO is located on hwy 22, east side of the hwy, 2.4 km south of the hwy22 and hwy 22X interchange. At every open house we feature a ‘what’s up’ in the sky’ presentation and our telescopes operating with astronomers ready to answer your questions. Bring your flashlight and dress for the weather.